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  • Korey

    Assistant Organizer
    • "I am interested in hiking and canoeing." 

  • Brian

    Assistant Organizer
  • Mary R.

    Assistant Organizer
    • "Looking for more outdoor adventures that aren't paved with concrete." 

  • Collin

    Assistant Organizer
  • Mark G.

    Assistant Organizer
  • Mike S.

    Assistant Organizer
    • "I'm an avid backpacker, and I'd like to meet like-minded people." 

  • Sonja

    Assistant Organizer
    • "I'm a four-season backpacker." 

  • Christopher

    • "I lead trips that range from six to 17 miles a day, usually over a weekend, mainly in Michigan, where I grew up and learned everything I know about backpacking." 

  • Doug C.

    Assistant Organizer
    • "My name is Doug and I am an avid backpacker here in Peoria, IL. I am looking forward to joining other individuals in backpacking adventures and have backpacked all..." 

  • Chris

    Assistant Organizer
  • Lindsey M

    Assistant Organizer
  • Nadia

    Event Organizer
  • Yunhui W.

    Assistant Organizer
    • "Hi I joined this club in 2007 and became the assisted organizer in 2011. Look forward to meeting you on the trails! Hui" 

  • sarah

    Assistant Organizer
    • "I love being outside, even in not so great weather, and now that I have a bit more time, I am determined to get out of the city." 

  • Joe

    Assistant Organizer, "Bunny"
    • "I lead week-long, advanced trips to western destinations in July or August. Over the past 6 years, I have organized trips to wilderness areas in WY, MT, ID, &..." 

  • Ben P.

    Assistant Organizer
    • "“The mountains are calling and I must go.” " 

  • Mary

    Assistant Organizer, "The Iron Maiden"
    • "I walk these miles to live the land, to discover kinship, to reclaim my soul" 

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