AUSAGANANASH (The Yellow Trail)
Length: 15 miles
Approx hiking time: 5 hours
- From Rocky Glenn, cross to west side of creek any place you wish.
- Trail south of open area, turn west to gravel trail next to R.R. Spur line 90o.
- You will pass the ruins of an old community, ATHENS(#13).
- #15 are quarries fed by artesian wells, (#14).
- Water is drinkable (cold with strong iron taste), if different from your home water avoid large amounts.
- Lemon Road over #t6 and #17, go to old Archer Avenue, buy pop at gas station on old Archer Avenue.
- Proceed along to road old Archer Avenue.
- Proceed along Archer to service road, now head north to R.R. embankment.
- Keeping alert, head 10o to Rt 83.
- Head to Sag Bridge (#20), use walk over Sag Bridge, trail is down to north side of canal.
- To #77 cross #30 to #31 at trail crossing.
- Head 255o to #32 blacktop to Archer Avenue.
- Trail is west side of creek bed.
- Go to R.R. Embankment to Rt. 83 come up west side.
- North over #17 and #16 drop to #78 following trails to clearing before Rocky Glenn.
- Trail is marked with two yellow dots and hiker sign. Follow map directions and signs, bring compass. All turns are marked. RED, YELLOW, and BLUE TRAILS do cross each other or travel together. This area has many points of interest.
- Trail is open at 8:00 A.M., any day and requires a good 5 hours to hike depending on the ability of the hikers in your group
- Churches of all Faiths may be found in all towns in the area.
- 1.Camping may be arrange at Rocky Glenn Preserves. Contact the DuPage County Commissioner Wheaton IL or;
Chicago Area Council
Chicago, Ill. 60606
- Trail is opened to all Organized Youth Groups under proper adult leadership of 21 years or older
- Scouting Units must hike in full uniform, except in hot weather when Scout or Camp T-shirt may be worn
- The entire trail must be hiked in one day
- Only those groups who are registered with the trail committee are eligible for the trail award.
- All reservations must be made at lest two weeks before your hiking date.
- No axe or sheath knives are allowed on the trail.
- No defacing of any property. If any is done the entire Unit will lose its awards
- All lunches must be eaten in the regular picnic areas. And PLEASE police the area when finished
- Boy Scout Units must have local or national tour permits
Registration should be done at least two weeks before your hike date. Applications will be approved and returned to you.
All groups who are properly registered are eligible for the trail awards. Enclose check for trail awards you desire. For repeat hikers a white feather will be attached around the edge of the patches.