Muddy monks, ammunition depots, and boba tea

On Saturday, a small group of three headed west to Joliet, Illinois. Kerry and Kelly spent the morning racing the Muddy Monk trail 10k, which turned out to be more of a challenge than expected but still fun. After wolfing down complimentary veggie hot dogs, we drove to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie where we hiked a bit and explored an eerie field of cement bunkers once used for ammunition storage. Next we hit Kankakee River State Park and enjoyed a walking path along the river with views of rocky cliffs. Finally, dinner at Joy Yee, a pan-Asian place that had way too many boba tea flavors on the menu. Fun stuff.

Kerry’s Blog about the race
Joy Yee’s absurd drink menu

Categories: Adventure, Day trip, Hammell Woods Forest Preserve, Hiking, Kankakee River State Park, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Trail Running | Leave a comment

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