I received my latest issue of Backpacker Magazine this week and was thrilled to see my favorite Illinois trail, the River-to-River Trail written up.
They only featured a section of the trail, but I was AMAZED at how much information they got wrong in this short write-up.
They listed High Knob as a small town. Wrong--it's a hill, the highest point on the trail.
They state you must cache water near Garden of the Gods, because there is none. Wrong--there's a public campground .2 miles off the trail. I've filled my water bottles with potable water there many times.
Finally, they route you to Camp Cadiz for pick-up. Wrong--that section of the trail has been closed and rerouted for 4-5 years. It's not maintained, and it's not well-marked.
I'm curious if anyone else has ever read a BPM article and thought, "That's not the trail I hike!" or if this is an anomaly?