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Mountain Matt's Comment
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I'm not a trucker yet, but here's where I hiked today. Shoutout to one of our venerable moderators! It's right next to I-94 in the northern 'burbs of Chicago.

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Kerry L.'s Comment
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Great thread, and that's an amazing picture just above! Living in Chicago, I've learned to seek out pockets of beauty and nature where I can find them. Cool to see people doing that along the road.

I agree. Awesome photos. Thanks for bumping it.

Chief Brody's Comment
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I'm not a trucker yet, but here's where I hiked today. Shoutout to one of our venerable moderators! It's right next to I-94 in the northern 'burbs of Chicago.

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Thanks for contributing.

Chief Brody's Comment
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10/31/21 Post Falls Idaho.

About two and a half miles east from the Flying J truck stop lies Treaty Rock. About 1.5 miles south you'll find Q'emlin City park which connects to the Post Falls Community Forest area with several trails of substantial distance. I ended up taking an Uber to Treaty Rock then walking the 1.5 miles to the trailhead. The outer loop trail is about 4 1/2 miles and runs along the Spokane River. The outer loop trail has some very nice views overlooking the river and also some pretty decent climbs over rocky terrain.

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Chief Brody's Comment
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Just across Interstate 75 from the TA Travel Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio lies the Armstrong Aviation and Space Museum.

It is an excellent museum of the space race era from the mid-50s to the moon landing in 1969 and a little beyond.

In addition to all the NASA artifacts there is the small piece of the Wright brothers plane that Neil Armstrong took to the Moon.

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Awesome place, isn't it, Chief ?!

We've taken the kids there twice, in their younger days (when they appreciated & were fascinated!)

Good find, good sir. I want to go back again now, myself!

~ Anne ~

ps: What kind of CAMERA do you use? Really great photos, man! Always.

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Chief Brody's Comment
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Awesome place, isn't it, Chief ?!

We've taken the kids there twice, in their younger days (when they appreciated & were fascinated!)

Good find, good sir. I want to go back again now, myself!

~ Anne ~

ps: What kind of CAMERA do you use? Really great photos, man! Always.

Anne,

That is just my phone camera, Galaxy Note 8. But I did get a Nikon Coolpix B600 for Christmas and plan on taking some better scenery and wildlife photos with that.

See below.

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TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Chief Brody's Comment
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The Cedar Pocket exit on I-15 in Arizona within the Virgin River Gorge, has a trail head about quarter of a mile from the exit. There is enough space on the ramp to park your truck. There is also a dirt parking lot about a quarter-mile down a dirt road. I won't recommend or not recommend that lot. I'll leave it up to each driver's discretion as to whether they want to drive down that road and park in that lot.

From that dirt parking lot there is a trail that goes out about a mile. You have to have some trail finding skills because the trail, at certain points, is only marked with cairns, which are rocks stacked on the ground. There is a geocache that is up the side of the hill side. It's a pretty steep climb to get up to that point but the views are spectacular from up there. See my pictures below.

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Chief, I've gotta say . . . quite the awesome photos!!! As per usual, though!!

Thanks for sharing, for sure. A bovine, just at random ?!?!?

I thought that 'cairns' was a word Tom made up, when I first met him, honestly! We have them here, too ... never heard THAT in NY or FL! Then again, Bollards and Lentels ... were 'beans' to me .. until I learned!!!

Is geocaching still an active thing? Y'all (You & Turtle) had an awesome thread on that; we should revive!

Awesome, as always! (As I'm indoors at 19degF and snowing, and Tom plays on the HAM.)

~ Anne ~

ps: Tom and I are planning OUR next 'weekend excursion' to an old tunnel in Logan, Ohio... via this website:

Meandering Paths; Only in Your State (You probably have this tool!)

Best to y'all!

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Chief Brody's Comment
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Anne,

I'm still geocaching just not as much as before.

I had been carrying a retractable and I wanted a good place to drop it but unfortunately that geocache was not on the top of the mountain but I did find one next to the exit.

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