Friday, September 21, 2018

Ridin' the Heartland Trails

Jason and I took a 2-day staycation to Harpole's Heartland Lodge in Nebo, IL earlier this week.  It was our third time there, but our first for riding the trails.  Because we don't own one ourselves (yet), a friend let us borrow an Arctic Cat side by side.  If you happen to stay at this location and want to ride the trails, I highly recommend you bring your own.  ATVs and other off-road vehicles are available for rent, but it's very expensive.

I've been muddin' and ridin' before but it's always been in a truck or jeep.  This was the first in an UTV.  Must admit, I had a blast.  Jason was a pro at driving and only once did we almost roll over.  

Which trail to take - left or right?!

There are about 60 miles of trails to ride within the different parks, and we went through half of it.  A map was given, marking off the different locations.  One particular area, deemed as "dangerous",  was for very skilled drivers.  We ventured down there but didn't get too crazy.

Checking to see where the rutted trail leads

Forests, creeks, prairies, ruts, mud holes, two turtles, and the beautiful scenery of nature - 
An amazing experience!

God's country

Do you ever go on trail rides?


desitheblonde said...

i bet that was nice i have not been on a thing you were on