Fall Colors at Starved Rock and Mathiessen!!!

Fall Peak Colors at Starved Rock and Mathiessen Weekend Trip!!!

 An awesome scenic place for Fall Peak Colors!!!  Nature Photography Galore!!! Just a couple hours from home!!!

Saturday morning we will meet at the Lodge and hit Mathiessen! We can check out other caverns and waterfalls after lunch!  This is an outstanding natural area and we'll hit as many different waterfalls in the area as we have time for at Starved Rock!!!

*Please print these handy maps of Mathiessen and Starved Rock for our adventure!

*Get ready to have a great time on the trails together going to waterfalls, caves, rock formations and getting in some Awesome Fall Color Nature Photography!

Hope you can all make it out!

Sandi and Bob,
Nature Photographer's Meetup!

(Our Phone Number is in the Question Section of this Sign Up Page... You can also post a question under this Meetup on the home page if you have further questions or want to arrange carpools with each other.  Please don't email me I may not see your question in time).


*Let's Meet at the Lodge between 8:30am and 9:00am on Saturday morning!  (We will leave from there at 9:00am) If you are running late you're on your own or you can try to call me, but cell phones don't work very well in the canyons!

*We will shoot in the morning and grab some lunch at the lodge in the afternoon,  then continue on shooting until sunset if you are game! (Or you can pack your lunch to extend your shooting time!)  We could grab dinner after sunset at a nearby spot, if you are up for it, and look at our pictures together!!!

Feel free to leave when you need to...

*Get ready to have a great time on the trails together going to waterfalls, caves, rock formations and getting in some Awesome Fall Nature Photography!


Always check our site for any updates before heading out to our meetups!

*RAINDATE!!!  We may cancel Saturday if it's forecasting VERY Stormy Weather all day!!!  Our Rain date is Sunday, the next day! Same time, Same Place, Same Plan!!!

You will be emailed late on Friday night if this is in the forecast for the Starved Rock Area.  We then would meet Sunday morning instead!  If Sunday also is horrible this Meetup will be cancelled altogether. Fall weather is tricky and we can't predict or arrange a perfect day!!!  Always check our site before you leave for our Meetups... You can always call me if you have any questions!

***Dress for the weather, bring water, bug spray, sunscreen etc...

Please use the comment section to arrange carpools.  If you want a ride or want to drive indicate that in the comment section of this meetup and let folks know how to contact you!

Thank You All!

*Please call me if you have any further questions!

This will be an Awesome Time Together for our Group!!!

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  • Sandi

    Thats Me Posting On Bobs Computer! ;0)

    October 24, 2013

  • Bob

    Wish I could have gone into the canyons with everyone... Your pictures are stunning!!! I'm so jealous!!! I'll sure be glad when I get these knees replaced... hopefully this winter if all medically turns out well... I really miss hangin with the group!!!

    October 24, 2013

  • Helen H

    It was a fun time with lots of laughs. Thank you Sandi for taking such good care of the group.

    October 21, 2013

  • Michele du V.

    You are going to a wonderful place. I love Mathiessen. Used to go there a lot and would love to join you if I could. One day I'll meet up!

    October 18, 2013

  • Glenn

    Looking for ride to this event, I live in the Wheaton area.

    October 9, 2013

    • Sandi

      Have You Connected With Anyone Yet Glenn? Hope You Can Find A Carpool! If Not Hope To See You Anyway. Bob And I Are Leaving Friday Night And Staying Till Sunday...

      October 16, 2013

    • Glenn

      I haven't found a carpool, but I can drive if nothing else happens. Thanks for asking.

      October 18, 2013

  • George B.

    I just had my left shoulder replaced. So I will see how long I can shoot.

    October 17, 2013

  • Lynnell

    I have classes Saturday morning. Will be there around 2pm

    October 13, 2013

    • Sandi

      Ok Lynnell Hope To See You! You Can Try Calling Me Im Just Not Sure Ill Get It In Those CAverns..

      October 16, 2013

    • Sandi

      Ill Check My Msgs Periodicall Through The Day.

      October 16, 2013

  • Sandi

    Im Cheaking The Weather All... So Far So Good!!! Nothing Too Concerning! May Need Fall Clothes, And Jackets... Oh Well, Its Fall!!!

    October 16, 2013

  • Edward D.

    Love Starve Rock and Mathiessen State Parks. haven't shot there in years. Looking forward to this Meetup!

    October 4, 2013

    • Sandi

      Im Looking Forward To It Too... I Think We May Need To Bring Jackets Though, It Lookin Chilly!

      October 16, 2013

  • Jin L

    Why everything has to be on 19th. Too bad I can not go this time.

    October 12, 2013

  • Bob


    October 4, 2013

  • Bob

    we'll miss you Kristin, our rain date is Sunday so... who knows!!!

    October 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work Saturday but I bet its going to be beautiful! I am so jealous

    October 4, 2013

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