This is our first return to the park since 2010. This will be a one night winter trip with optional hiking in the evening, most likely to stay warm. The backpacking trail is a 4 mile round trip trail, so its not a strenuous trip. If you have questions on winter gear, feel free to send me a note. This is a beautiful park in the winter and should offer some us some very scenic hiking. We will be meeting at the East Peoria Wal-mart parking lot at 10:00 am to carpool if interested. There will be a small fee for camping paid to the state park.