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llinois’ Only Wild and Scenic River – The Middle Fork of the Vermilion

By Voytek Miezal

Many years ago, Ralph Frese told me about this river. My wife Grace and I joined the group led by Larry and Evelyn Tennysson.

A professor from the local University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana joined us several times and told us about the many places associated with the life of local Indians.

This river is good for paddling in early spring, but we paddled it many times in the summer months as well. One winter we spent the three Christmas Holidays on the river and enjoyed the nights in empty and free campgrounds. In addition to the beautiful river, there are also many very nice ponds and hiking trails.

We have many pictures from our trips and great memories, and give special thanks to Larry and Evelyn Tennyson. And this year, we had a second private celebration day in memory of Ralph Frese. See some pictures from our trips here, and enjoy and plan a trip on this beautiful river.

Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/1z85ajpjRFJGPTCq7

 

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