A return to the Shawnee National Forest
After a long, cold, and very snowy winter, it was finally time to get out and stretch a little. The last visit in September 2018 just didn't seem long enough so the destination was an easy pick; Return to Garden of the gods in southern Illinois!
It was nice not having the sun beating down and a bit different scenery not having leaves on all the trees but a very worthwhile trip nevertheless!
It was also a chance to scope out the campground again for a future return trip as an overnighter to really explore what the park has to offer.
Span of 1 day; Approximately 8 hours and 25 minutes of cumulative driving; Approximately 432.3 miles; Approximately 29.86 gallons of gas used; Approximate average MPG 14.48; Approximately $72.62 spent on gas; Average fuel consumption rate 3.548 gallons per hour.