Along The Riverbank

Along The Riverbank

Down the road a ways, is a medium sized river that resembles the Indiana Dunes Shoreline. We go there sometimes, hunt for interesting rocks, clean up trash people have thrown aside, or to just get out and about. One time an old man came to make sure I was not some teenage kid getting drunk. He tried telling me it was private property even though it was not. This is a trek that either requires getting wet, or wearing waterproof boots. To explore the hidden areas of this area you have to wade out into the river and cross it many times. Downstream it turns into a much larger river, and joins the main stream which flows all the way down to Kentucky. Here along this small stream, lays built up dead...
Around the Corner Part 1

Around the Corner Part 1

Most of the past ten years has been spent in front of a computer, it was great, I’ve personally excelled quite a bit! in fact, I’ve been in front of a computer sense I was fourteen. It took a lot of time sitting in¬†front of a computer to realize how important it is to go outside. These days it’s not as simple to just go outside. I’ve got a child who can’t be out that long or she will go through heat exhaustion. It’s not like I can go to the smoky mountains each day, or Indiana dunes whenever I want (Working on it, but not yet) Further more, I have to keep a nature photography specialty active. So I’ve created a way to organize it, what about just around the corner. I remember when I was a teen, I walked everywhere and was amazed at how many people offered me a ride, unaware that I was walking around simply because I wanted too. I would walk everywhere until I began running. At the most I would walk more than twenty miles a day, cycling is another thing I’m getting back into. On average I’d run three miles a day, walk no less than a mile a day, and weekly ride my bike an average of five miles a day. Today however, I’ve forgotten what that really meant. So this area, anything labeled “Around the corner” details and documents small, mini explorations. There is a spot, around the corner forgotten, it’s past the houses laying on the edge of the cornfields. The only way there is down an overgrown...
Indiana Dunes Lakeshore

Indiana Dunes Lakeshore

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a unit of the National Park System designated as a U.S. National Lakeshore located in northwest Indiana and managed by the National Park Service. It was authorized by Congress in 1966. The national lakeshore runs for nearly 25 miles (40 km) along the southern shore of Lake Michigan, in Beverly Shores, Indiana. The park contains approximately 15,000 acres. The National Lakeshore has acquired about 95% of the property within the authorized boundaries. The National Lakeshore holdings are non-contiguous and includes the 2,182-acre Indiana Dunes State Park (1916), which is owned and managed by the state of Indiana in Beverly Shores, Indiana. The park is physically divided into 15 disconnected pieces. Along the lakefront, the eastern area is roughly the lakeshore south to U.S. 12 or U.S. 20 between Michigan City, Indiana on the east and the ArcelorMittal steel plant on the west. A small extension, south of the steel mill continues west along Salt Creek to Indiana 249. The western area is roughly the shoreline south to U.S. 12 between the Burns Ditch west to Broadway, downtown Gary, Indiana. In addition, there are several outlying areas, including; Pinhook Bog, in LaPorte County to the east. The Heron Rookery in Porter County, the center of the park, and the Calumet Prairie State Nature Preserve and Hobart Prairie Grove, both in Lake County, the western end of the park. Also within the National Lakeshore is the Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve, managed by the Indiana Department of Natural...
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