What is a Waterfall Chaser?
You may be thinking waterfalls are stationary, so how and why would you chase one? The answer is, since the waterfalls in Southern Illinois are all fleeting, you must be ready at a moments notice to gear up and view them following a significant rain event.
That’s In Southern Illinois?
Amazement, that’s the reaction that normally occurs when you venture to your first waterfall in Illinois. The Land Of Lincoln is not normally associated with the word waterfall but as you slowly flip, scroll, or click through The Waterfall Chaser: Southern Illinois Edition – Volume 1, hopefully it will change the way you view Illinois.
Prairies to Sandstone
It’s been well over ten years since I first started to explore the extreme tip of Illinois. It is here that the prairies of Illinois give way to unglaciated hills of the Shawnee Hills.
Located below the arbitrary line of Route 13, situated between Murphysboro and Harrisburg, the Shawnee Hills is the land of sandstone bluffs, steep limestone hills, and some of the most beautiful landscape in the Midwest.
Hidden within these steep hills are resilient sandstone bluffs that help funnel water from the top to bottom. In the process this seemingly benign act creates tumbling waters that people are attracted to.
In this ebook are fifteen waterfalls and each has its own personalities and characteristics. There is sure to be one that you will discover that will attract you and will make you the next Waterfall Chaser.Please Note: The Waterfall Chaser Ebook is not sponsored or endorsed by WGN, Cruisin’ Illinois, or Julian Crews.
About the Author
For the past ten years, Shawnee Hills and Southern Illinois native Gary Marks has been photographing and exploring the natural beauty of the area.
Over the last four years, Gary has developed and encouraged others to get out and explore Southern Illinois through his website shawneehillsoutdoors.com.
During this time he developed a passion for photographing the “elusive” waterfalls of the area. Many times catching these waterfalls during peak flow required becoming drenched even with rain gear, but as he looks back it was all worth it.
This ebook is a labor of that passion and determination. His hope is to continue to bring more ebooks and articles exploring the Shawnee Hills.
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THE WATERFALL CHASER: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS EDITION – VOLUME 1