We lost a couple days to the bitter cold. The coming week temps will moderate just a bit, hoping it will be more tolerable. Tip of the hat to the Saturday crew at Willow Springs, Sunday at Paddock, for getting at it despite tough conditions.
Motto: Once the fire starts all is good.
Saturday December 30, Willow Springs Woods
An unofficial trail runs from Spears Woods on the east, at the Old Country Lane, heading west and skirting a residential area before arriving at the Willow Springs picnic grove. Walking this trail you pass through thickets of honeysuckle. Carolyn has started clearing brush in this section and we've now come twice, as a group, to help.
On this cold day they built a fire atop the ridge and dragged brush up the slope to the fire. Due to another commitment I didn't arrive until noon, in time to take a few pictures and enjoy the fire. They did great, burning a lot of brush from the previous workday as well as everything they cut that morning.
Lots of activity in Palos in the next few days, a good chance to field-test all the cold weather gear Santa brought.