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The 20 Best Outdoor Adventures for Police Officers

Tania Khadder

5. Hiking Through the Garden of Gods





Nestled within Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest, this wilderness area (and geological masterpiece) is alleged to be over 320 million years old. Come here to see the unusual rock formations — you’ll be amazed by some of the intricate designs.

There are two main hiking trails: the Observation Trail and the River-to-River Trail. The first is famous for its spectacular views of the local geology. The latter — and longer — path stretches 30 miles from the Ohio River, is equally scenic, and offers a few camping stops along the way (just $5 a night). Park entrance is free. Tip: Bring a compass and a map. Trails are marked by painted wooden signs, but it’s easy to miss one if you’re not paying attention.

Contact the local visitor’s bureau for information on camping, rock climbing and horseback riding at the site.






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    mukul

    about 1 year ago

    4 Comments

    My brother is in the law enforcement and I know how grueling their work could be. He hardly finds the time to relax, but this year we have managed to convince him to take a break to go to atlanta for vacation with us.

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    satya13

    about 1 year ago

    10 Comments

    Their work brings them to so many adventures that they hardly need any more adventure of their own however, they should consider taking breaks, do you have any suggestions for Business travelers to Bangalore?

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    laboni

    about 1 year ago

    4 Comments

    They work so hard and they have to face such harsh conditions that they serve a break, they should consider taking a trip but they should also be ready to deal with layovers.

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    satya13

    about 1 year ago

    10 Comments

    These outdoor activities would keep your mind absolutely fresh, you could also try out a trip to Vegas and you would love it and there are some good Cheap places to eat in Vegas.

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    tom_hanks

    over 1 year ago

    4 Comments

    They should also try out surfing at Gold Coast it is one of the most hottest spot for surfers and they would really feel relaxed during their vacation.

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    jude85

    over 1 year ago

    6 Comments

    They have such a stressful job that they hardly find the time to relax. When they get the time off they should relax and have fun with family enjoy Doing pizza New York style at home.

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    jude85

    over 1 year ago

    6 Comments

    They should spend their vacation in a quite manner as they are always in the middle of some action. You should look for quite places you can visit during holidays.

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    ddeangelo

    over 3 years ago

    176 Comments

    Maybe, latter. Police work is about commitment to your citens, and your fellow officers. The job never comes with dowl moment but, alot hard cases. It's not activies witch you can do anytime, it's about being a good cop, the repect of an indivigle, and getting the bad gyes. Mainly being above and beond the call of duty, sleepless nights on case, and pertecting and seriving you city, and state. Giving back only the good with in you. Thats what I know police work is about, because my dad was a cop and that is what he did.

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    ksmith67

    over 4 years ago

    14 Comments

    Better yet, ride your motorcycle!

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    BAA

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    Add a "Adventure" clause to everyone's contract so we can take the time out to actually enjoy these!!

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    blkdragon1212

    over 4 years ago

    248 Comments

    Your mental balance won't last long if you don't keep yourself grounded. There is no better way to do that than to have interest beyond law enforcement. It gets better when you can, and do share these interest with a girlfriend, wife, son, daughter who are not in the business. In fact, it is a great way to show your family that your are more than a badge.

    While I am not saying that you can't share these adventures with a cop buddy, it is best when you can forget the job, and just enjoy yourself. Remember ladies and gents, you are not cops, you are far more interesting than that. You are a person, complete and complicated, who happens to be in law enforcement as a vocation. Now, get out there and enjoy yourselves!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Now, this is a refreshing article...!!! GREAT!

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    1rican

    about 5 years ago

    1256 Comments

    FANTASTIC

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    MidnightMike

    about 5 years ago

    470 Comments

    Try rafting the Grand Canyon, too...my father took me a few years ago and it was a fantastic trip.

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    Anonymous

    about 5 years ago

    Go anywhere in North Idaho, there is nothing but outdoors things to do. Officers for the most part, I think, just really enjoy the outdoors and being active otherwise they wouldn't be officers. Just my insight

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