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  1. Southern Illinois Hiking Forum Official

    Official forum announcements, updates and support boards are found in this section.
    1. SIHike.com Forum News and Help Center

      SIHike.com Forum News, Feature Updates, Technical Support and Important Information.
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      Latest: Hunting Season is Upon us! Almighty Ed, Nov 15, 2017 at 6:16 PM
    2. New Member Introductions

      New to the Southern Illinois Hiking Forum? Why not introduce yourself to the rest of the forum community here!
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  2. Southern Illinois Hiking Trails and Discussions

    Discuss the various hiking and backpacking trails scattered throughout the Southern Illinois region.
    1. Shawnee National Forest

      Discuss and ask questions about Shawnee National Forest trails, natural areas, wilderness zones and information about the Hidden Springs Ranger and Mississippi Bluffs Ranger districts here.
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    2. State Parks and Natural Areas

      Discuss State Parks and State Natural Areas located throughout southern Illinois, hiking and backpacking spots and any questions that you might have about these locations.
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    3. Privately Owned Public Access Areas

      Discuss and showcase areas that are available to the public but considered privately-owned for hiking, backpacking and exploring within southern Illinois.
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      Latest: Natural Areas on Private Lands Shawn Gossman, Nov 14, 2017 at 4:10 PM
    4. Watersheds, Rivers and Lakes

      Discuss watersheds, creeks, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water commonly used for exploration, hiking, fishing and other outdoor adventures in southern Illinois.
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      Latest: Favorite Stream? Almighty Ed, Nov 15, 2017 at 6:19 PM
  3. Hiking and Backpacking Discussions

    Discuss the world of hiking, backpacking and related topics.
    1. General Hiking Talk

      Discuss general hiking and backpacking topics here that are not related to other boards on this forum.
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      Latest: Water bottle, hydration pack or other? Almighty Ed, Nov 15, 2017 at 6:13 PM
    2. Southern Illinois Climbing

      Hiking and backpacking taken to the next level, literally! Discuss repelling, climbing and related topics in this section.
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      Latest: Besides Jackson Falls... Shawn Gossman, Nov 10, 2017
    3. Camping and Cabins

      Discuss and find information about campgrounds, dispersed and primitive camping and cabin usage located in natural areas of Southern Illinois.
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      Latest: Red Cedar Camping Rocketcaver, Apr 2, 2017
    4. Road and Mountain Biking

      Discuss road biking, mountain biking and general cycling topics based around the southern Illinois region.
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    5. Canoe and Kayaking

      Canoe and Kayaking in southern Illinois. Post pictures, video, trip reports, gear reviews, resources and more!
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    6. Geocaching

      Discuss and learn about Geocaching recreational activities in southern Illinois.
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      Latest: Is geocaching still a thing? Almighty Ed, Nov 15, 2017 at 6:22 PM
    7. Gear and Apparel

      Discuss hiking and backpacking gear, accessories and apparel items here. Feel free to post reviews of products you've used.
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      Latest: What gear did you buy last? Almighty Ed, Nov 15, 2017 at 6:31 PM
    8. National and Local Outdoor News

      News will be automatically posted here about National, Local and related topics to US Forestry, etc.
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  4. Southern Illinois Hiking Marketplace

    For all your southern Illinois hiking and backpacking marketplace needs, check out this section!
    1. SI Hike Classifieds

      Buy, sell and trade hiking, backpacking and related items here. Please read the rules of this section and understand that transactions are between the seller and the buyer not SIHike.com and its associates.
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  5. Southern Illinois Hiking Forum

    Off topic and official discussions about the Southern Illinois Hiking Forum can be found here.
    1. Southern Illinois Talk

      Discuss life in southern Illinois, businesses, places to eat, things to do, visiting and more.
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    2. Member Lounge

      For off-topic related discussions not having to do with hiking and outdoor recreation around southern Illinois.
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      Latest: Rockwood IL Shawn Gossman, Apr 12, 2017