Last weekend Julie and I hiked about the Garden of the Gods State Park, it is about 50 miles north east of Vienna.  We saw some beautiful landscape in what once use to be an ocean bottom, many thousands of years ago.  The now non existent ocean and the movement of the glaciers all contributed to the unique landscape here in Southern Illinois.  We hiked around the small trail that overlooks many of the bluffs near the parking area.  Took some awesome photographs and then we hiked along one of the many trails in the park.  The terrain is moderate in difficulty and does have a lot of mossy covered rock that is covered by intermittent streams.

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