The secrets of Forest Park

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Don Nelsen
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Re: The secrets of Forest Park

Post by Don Nelsen » February 12th, 2021, 9:26 am

arlohike wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 11:06 pm
Can you actually park on the road where firelane 12 ends? I knew it was technically a road but it felt like that person's driveway so I never really walked it
It's a narrow road with private driveways along one side, and several homemade "no parking" signs from the local residents, but there is one pullout in front of an empty lot with room for two cars and that's where I've been parking. If that were already taken, I think the next closest spot would be another half mile further down, at the Highway 30 intersection.
The shelter you mention above Newton Rd is probably the one I was talking about and the one Don visited. It's pretty elaborate and not that far up the hill from the trail, I think I was able to spot it once I knew where it was. You can easily spot the bottom of the steep abandoned road the shelter is on coming off Newton creek if you are headed uphill.
Thanks, I'll take a look around next time I'm there.
Yes, that's the shelter, easily visible from Newton - but not easily spotted once the leaves are out. I could find no trace of user paths in the area indicating to me its been a few years since its been used.

That pullout at the south end of the road to FL 12 is the one I use too when I hike there.

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Re: The secrets of Forest Park

Post by aaburles » February 22nd, 2021, 6:51 am

3 foot tall woodpecker on the Wildwood trail.

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