Pathfinder | 107 pts
Today's hike was gorgeous. Weather was perfect! The leaves were turning quite nice. My wife and I started on the Goat Cliff trail which travels north. We took its turn back east and south to enjoy three fantastic overlooks. McAdams Peak is given a special name, but the overlook before that was actually nicer. We cut back down towards the Visitor's center by using the Hickory and Oak trails for a hike that was over 2 miles. What you gain in fantastic weather you lose in privacy. The trails were a bit too crowded this day, which was a turnoff. What I really enjoy is solitude and overnight backpacking. Illinois State Parks don't cater to the backpacking, and Pere Marquette, on this fantastic day, couldn't offer the solitude. Oh well.