This is incredible: A 7 year old boy survived a 90 foot in Starved Rock!
I have many fond memories of Starved Rock. You wouldn't know such a place could exist two driving hours south of Chicago in the heart of Illinois, but its a little like a small Grand Canyon kind of area with lots of green, trees, and poison ivy in it. You are not supposed to, but many (including me, yikes!) have gone beyond the fences to take a closer look down inside the canyons, or more daring still, walk along narrow trails around a rock or canyon formation. As you all know by now, I have a bit of a non-conformist streak in me.
The distance and trees make it hard to see, but this cliff is about 90 feet high overlooking the Illinois River, and there is a challenging (or maybe more accurately, harrowing) narrow trail/ledge that goes around the edge of this cliff about 60 feet off the ground. It is by no means a man-made trail--it is a natural trail that the Park forbids anyone from going on. I did that once. I don't plan to do that again, but I thought I would enlarge your picture of me if you think I am just a bookworm.
The last time I went to Starved Rock, I have fond memories of going with the Jens on a truly cross-gender friendship day: