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Training Hike- 5 to 8 mile day-hike in the Palos area (SW of Chicago)

  • May 19, 2013 · 9:00 AM

We will hike a short loop in the Palos Forest Preserve area and we will hike with full packs!

Who can participate: the hike is open to anyone with or without prior backpacking experience. However, you are expected to carry a backpack that you might usually bring for an overnight trip.  For new backpackers, this is a great way to practice with a full pack in preparation for future overnight trips.

If you want to learn more about the club, or about backpacking, we would be happy to answer any questions while we're on the trail. We welcome new members or those new to backpacking.

The route: The exact route will be announced to confirmed participants, but plan on a 5-8 mile hike. We should finish by 1 PM.

We will arrive at the trailhead by 9am. Driving instructions will be provided on Friday morning along with the car pool. We will help arrange car pools for those who need a ride. You will be asked a few basic questions when you RSVP.

Feel free to bring a lunch.  Those who are interested can organize a post-hike lunch, but we are not planning anything officially.

The meetup fee for this trip is $2 with no refund.

Please contact one of us if you have questions.

Hui, Korey and Rick

 

 

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  • Paul S.

    The hike itself wasn't too interesting, but I enjoyed the group!

    May 19, 2013

  • Rob

    Thanks for hosting this.

    May 19, 2013

  • Leah

    Woops, I pressed join on the email, but it looks like the RSVP list is closed. Can I still get in?

    May 17, 2013

    • Yunhui W.

      Sorry, Leah. we have closed the rsvp. Hope you can join our next trip!

      May 17, 2013

  • Yunhui W.

    Hi I sent out car pool and meeting place. please let me know if you do not receive it. See you all on Sunday!

    May 17, 2013

  • Leah

    Hi! I just joined the hike. I live in Rogers Park and I can drive if anyone needs a ride.

    May 17, 2013

  • Andrew Z.

    I've had problems recently with a stomach ailment so I have r.s.v.p.'d that I'm not attending. If i'm feeling better by Sunday I may attend. Last backpack group meetup I did was Somme woods and I had a lot of fun so hopefully I'll be feeling better.

    May 16, 2013

  • Paul C.

    I just completed a 2-day backpacking BootCamp and would really like to join this excursion. I had a great time and have room to drive 1 other person with gear. Thanks!!

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes please!

    May 15, 2013

  • Yunhui W.

    Hi Angela,
    Now the waitling list function is on. Please sign up in the waiting list if you still want to go. I am likely to open 1 or 2 spots, depending on the car pool.
    Thanks!

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    so, this is closed?

    May 14, 2013

  • Pasquale

    Might be tough with a graduation to attend but I will see. Looks like great practice for my GF who is just beginning.

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds fantastic, but can't do it this weekend...would love to go to a future day hike like this!

    May 13, 2013

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