Devin and Michelle

Howdy! We're Devin and Michelle aka The Park Core. We are not AT hikers but we ARE best friends who have made it our mission to visit all 73 state parks in our home state of Illinois. Our car rides between the parks are filled with (mostly) friendly chats and a whole lot of country music. The parks don't always have hiking (some of them have boundless disappointment) but we go on hikes at every park we can. Peace out girl scouts


The Prairie State, Two Girls, and One Summer

The Prairie State, Two Girls, and One Summer

Howdy! We started this journey walking the trails of Starved Rock State Park in Ottawa, Illinois. As we hiked we came up with the idea to visit every single state park in Illinois, these are our adventures at the first 5.

Jul 13, 2015 : Devin and Michelle