Bike Camping: Camp Shabbona Woods

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Cook County Camping: Camp Shabbona Woods

Did you know that there are a handful of campgrounds within a day’s bike ride of Chicago?  Here are some photos from a little weekend adventure that the moose and I took to Shabbona Woods… will write more about this journey later, but for now, enjoy the pictures!

The Plant farmer's market
Stopped at The Plant farmer’s market for fresh strawberries.
Doggy Ride dog trailer Ortleib panniers Brooks saddle Peugeot mixte
All loaded up and ready to go!

Fountain pit-stop and cool-down

This guy is pooped… and he didn’t even have to pedal. I’m about ready to use a landscape timber for a pillow too… but first, fooooood!What do you do when you forget your spoon? Be glad you brought your trusty SOG knife and whittle one! Cue camp song now… “Great big gobs of greasy, grimy gopher guts, mutilated monkey meat, little birdie’s dirty feet… all mixed up to make a tasty dinner treat, and I forgot my spoon!”      

 Big Agnes ultralight tent, DoggyRide trailer, Camp Shabbona Woods

SOG Flash Tanto knife

“Serves Two”… yeah, right. Well, I was pedaling for two?
Trangia, anodized aluminum mug and kettle, titanium mug
Breakfast of champions: blackberry oatmeal and camp mocha on the trusty Trangia stove.
Shabbona Woods campground
Saying goodbye to Camp Shabbona Woods, all loaded up and ready to ride home!



Farmer, chef, lover, fighter, activist and artisan, a butcher, a baker, a doggy-treat maker, and a betsy-crocker-punk-rocker.

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