French Canyon

French Canyon

Deb Brandel at head of French Canyon, an icy achievement sometimes at Starved Rock State Park, Illinois. February 2014.
Stu Brandel
on Nov 23, 2014 3:23 pm
Image ID: 922987


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Noondueler - Nov 24, 2014 10:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Looks slippery

Looks like you would need crampons just walk on that! ;)

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Nov 25, 2014 9:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks slippery

Yes, we needed crampons. No, we did not have them. It was a bit comic what it took to get to that spot up a mild slope - we butt slid back.


hightinerary - Nov 25, 2014 4:52 pm - Hasn't voted

French Dressing

That's Illinois???

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Nov 25, 2014 8:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: French Dressing

Indeed! This collection of Sandstone canyons 2 hours from Chicago has saved my sanity for 25 years. Believe me, it is a huge help in otherwise nature strapped Illinois. My wife and I make a point to go here every winter. Check out an excellent 'mountain' page:

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