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James Baughn

Another oddity in the Shawnee National Forest

Posted Monday, January 23, 2012, at 5:49 PM


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  • Thanks for taking me back to Hogg Bluff via your pictures.

    -- Posted by halffasthiker on Mon, Jan 23, 2012, at 6:02 PM
  • I doubt I will ever get a chance to see this spot in person, so thank you very much for taking me there vicariously.

    -- Posted by Observer1 on Tue, Jan 24, 2012, at 7:10 AM
  • We enjoyed seeing Hogg's Bluff profiled. It is a very special place.

    Just a few details not included by the author: The entire railroad right-of-way from Gum Springs Road past Hogg's Bluff is owned by Camp Ondessonk. The article refers to it as the "dirt road that branches off to the left". We generally do not deny foot or equine access to Hogg's Bluff. However, we respectfully ask that people refrain from driving on the trail and that our rights as property owner are respected. Hogg's Bluff itself is on National Forest Service property and is open to the public. It is both pristine and fragile. If you have an opportunity to visit, please tread lightly. For those with horses, a hitching rail is found at the base of the climb.


    Dan King

    Executive Director

    Camp Ondessonk

    3760 Ondessonk Road

    Ozark, IL 62972



    -- Posted by Ondessonk on Tue, Jan 24, 2012, at 3:35 PM