1. Welcome to the New & Improved BladeForums. New software info here. Please report problems in Tech Support, and read existing threads before posting! - Spark
  2. I've changed the default forum style to Flat Awesome based on feedback. Don't like it? Click here to change how the forums look Feedback on this is welcome here.

Pounds Hollow / Rim Rock Run ( Photo Heavy )

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by The Warrior, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Wife and I went camping/hiking this weekend. These are photos from the Pounds Hollow Recreation Area, and the Rim Rock Trail. We stayed overnight at the Pine Ridge Campgrounds, which is in the Pounds Hollow Park. We also went to the Garden of the Gods, but I'll make a separate thread for it when I get a chance. Southern Illinois, in the Shawnee National Forest is a beautiful area, and I recommend it to anyone looking for some outstanding scenery. We had a blast this weekend.

    Got there pretty close to sunset. Was hoping to get there earlier, but couldn't quite make it:

    [​IMG]

    Had to lighten this photo a bit, as the sun was going down quickly, but just wanted to show the colors still around:

    [​IMG]

    Had to set up our camp at night, and finally got a nice fire going:

    [​IMG]

    BK9 hanging out:

    [​IMG]

    Woke up to about a 37° temperature. Sun up was beautiful:

    [​IMG]

    Casa de Dubz:

    [​IMG]

    In the tall pines, hence Pine Ridge Campgrounds:

    [​IMG]

    Went for a stroll, to take a few morning photos:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Some morning java for the wife:

    [​IMG]

    BK9:

    [​IMG]

    Went to the Pounds Hollow Recreation area, which also has a trail for Rim Rock. Pine Ride Campground is in the Pounds Hollow, and Rim Rock is right next door:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Pounds Hollow Lake:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Hit the trail, from the lake, to Rim Rock:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Overhang:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Bigger than you think, I could stand up in it:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Continued....
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2014
  2. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Passage through the Rim Rock:

    [​IMG]

    Looking up:

    [​IMG]

    Looks small, but you can walk right through it:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Looking down the steps:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Fat man's misery. No, my fat ass didn't dare attempt it, but this kid did: That's his dad's hand reaching down to pull him out:

    [​IMG]

    Another view:

    [​IMG]

    Random shots:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2014
  3. Murphnuge

    Murphnuge Moderator Moderator

    Feb 27, 2010
    Damn Dubz, again?! I think the only way you'll top this is by attending the spring gathering and taking pix. Good work as always.
     
  4. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Yep. This is our time of year to do things. I can't handle the heat too much. Wait til you see the Garden of the Gods photos. That place is freakin' stunning, I kid you not. Tourist heavy, but nice.
     
  5. camoninja

    camoninja

    Feb 11, 2007
    Great pics, thanks for sharing.
     
  6. tfields

    tfields

    Apr 15, 2012
    looks like it was a great weekend! thanks for the pictures.
     
  7. Nsvens89

    Nsvens89

    Apr 26, 2011
    Those are some amazing pictures Dubz, you have mad skillz :D Did you get much of a chance to use your knives while out there?
     
  8. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Thanks guys, appreciated.

    Thanks. Unfortunately, no I didn't. We got there late, and had hot dogs over the fire. In the morning, we had hot dogs over the fire. Hiked Pounds Hollow, drove to Garden of the Gods, just 9 miles away, stayed there for a spell, then went to Burden Falls, then drove all the way to Rend Lake to camp the night. We got there late, set up camp, went into town, and got, yep, hot dogs since it was late, haha. Got up and had bacon and hash browns, took down camp, and headed home. Did a lot in a short amount of time.
     
  9. init2live

    init2live Banned

    143
    Jun 10, 2012
    Awesome man, glad you guys got down there to check it out! Looks just like I remember it! I look forward to the garden of the gods pics, that place is a true beauty that even the best of pictures don't do justice.
     
  10. DxAxN

    DxAxN

    189
    Oct 22, 2012
    Looks like a great place to see
     
  11. settles

    settles

    56
    Oct 24, 2012
    Awesome pics! I live over by Ferne Clyffe state park so I am pretty familiar with Shawnee but I have never heard of this place. I do know this much, the Shawnee is beautiful this fall! Thanks for posting.
     
  12. willworship

    willworship

    931
    Jul 19, 2009
    I had no idea about that place. It looks amazing! My mother-in-law lives a little north of there, so we'll have to venture down that way on one of our trips. Thanks for sharing the pics, man!
     
  13. RogueBowie

    RogueBowie

    Nov 16, 2011
    Looks like a nice trip, thanks for sharing.
     
  14. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Thanks guys, appreciate it.

    Thanks for telling me about it. I was trying to remember who it was that mentioned it, now I know. Yes, you're right, photos could never do that place justice.

    I didn't either, until init2live told me about it. It's an awesome place, plus, Garden of the Gods is only 9 miles away.
     
  15. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Awesome photos bro, that a beautiful area with some nice terrain and beautiful colors!
     
  16. TwinStick

    TwinStick

    Jan 21, 2011
    Great photos as always. Love to see your posts. Looks like fun. Leaves were beautiful.
     
  17. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Try to post the Garden of the Gods photos later. Man o man, what a place that was.
     
  18. worldwood

    worldwood

    Sep 30, 2012
    You my friend have a gift with a camera!
     
  19. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Warrior,

    Awesome pics! I lived in Harrisburg for two years, and now I live in Carbondale so I'm in your neck of the woods. I'm a big mountain biker and I ride the Shawnee all the time. Holler if you are ever looking for some less touristy trails, there are hundreds of miles of them and most of them are rarely touched, mostly just by horse riders and mtb bikers.
     
  20. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Thanks guys, appreciated.
    I actually live near Springfield, we just did a mini vaca in the area. Looking forward to going back for more exploring. My son used to live in Benton.
     

Share This Page