I can't wait for them to connect the trail at Lincoln/Peterson. (That is in the plans, right?) What a pain to have to be on such a good run and come to a stop.
Sounds like we mostly agree. Except the trail you refer to as the channel trail is actually called . . . "river trail" or something like that. Probably just a thinko . . .
El Duke said:Neat, many familiar spots! I use much of this route regularly.
You can get on the North Shore Channel Trail at Lawrence, before the bridge. There's a little turn around where cops hang out with the occasional ambulance.
Also, heading north on Kedzie to east on Pratt, north on California is a good route (the one I used to take everyday from my home in Evanston to Humbolt Park). You don't have to cross the channel at Devon (which stinks since the curb of the bridge is so high and sidewalk so narrow).
And how long did it actually take?