From the top of one of the tallest of the dunes (Trail #9) at the Indiana Dunes State Park, on the southern shore of Lake Michigan.
If you zoom in far enough, you can just barely make out the Chicago skyline on the horizon in the middle of the image. It's a long way away.
Karen and I spent a couple of very pleasant days here, near Chesterton, Indiana. We explored the dune trails, walked along part of the lake shoreline, visited shops and had wonderful meals, both at our bed & breakfast place, and in local restaurants. It was a good getaway for the two of us.
I used my trekking poles to help me get around the sandy trail that lead ever upward to the top of this due, which is close to 120 feet in height. I've got one knee that protested the hike, but not enough to keep me from starting and finishing the trail. It was very much worth the effort and soreness.
The vista from up here, is spectacular. Especially for me, who has grown up and lived all my life in the flat plains of Central Illinois farm fields. Any mountain, or dune, will do to thrill.
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