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Let’s Take a Hike: Palos Trail - West (Bullfrog Lake)

Let’s Take a Hike:  Palos Trail - West (Bullfrog Lake)

This will be a 7 or so mile hike. We will try to make it in 3 hours. Please dress accordingly. The terrain is hilly with uneven, sometimes narrow trails. Don't forget to bring water and snack for the hike.  The trail might be a little muddy.

We will meet at 8:45 and start the hike at 9:00 sharp. Please be on time.

We will meet at Bull Frog Lake by the circle parking. Take I-55 to La Grange Road/96th Ave (US 45). Take La Grange Road/96th Ave (US 45) South to 95th Street. Take 95th Street West to Wolf Road. (Wolf Road sign is not marked very well. If you hit Archer Ave. Turn around and it will be the 1st right.) Take Wolf road South about 1/8 of a mile. Bull Frog Lake will be on the Right.

We will take Blue, Green, Orange, Green, Blue.

Map: http://fpdcc.com/downloads/maps/pdf/pa_trailmap.pdf

I hope to see you there,

Kevin 



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  • Nina

    Kevin!!!!!Like always your hikes are the best!

    April 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The following is something I jotted down after the hiking. Hope it turns out okay.

    A Tree in the Wind


    Standing alone in the wind,
    the tree has endured a harsh winter
    like I did,
    yet never complains.

    A Snake in the Hiking Trail


    Startled to spot a snake while hiking.
    Why does the snake come out of hibernation so early?
    Is it because he is too hungry?
    Well, I can relate to that.

    Fishing Man


    A man sits by the lake
    fishing.
    In front of him, water is cold,
    a herons stands still.
    clouds dance.

    There is very little to catch,
    though he sits there,
    patiently,
    as this is indeed life itself.

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed the hiking today---Nice weather, beautiful trail, great exercise , and friendly people! Could not upload any photos, though.

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Dennis J.

    Thanks for the great day!

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Danita G.

    Thank you, Kevin- the trail was interesting and it was a beautiful morning hike!

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Lyle W.

    It was a great day to hike. It was so nice to have greenery given this last winter. Thanks Kevin.

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Anthony

    A perfect way to spend the morning...thanks Kevin.

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Terry

    Really enjoyed the hike and the get-together afterwards, perfect day for it. Nice to meet you all. Thanks Kevin.

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Luda

    Great hike!! Thanks Kevin

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Darrel

    Very nice group of fellow hikers, great trails/terrain, blue skies, full sun and warm temps -- it doesn't get much better than that! Only thing better would be to follow it up with a nice lunch and a cold drink -- and we did that also!

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Cathie

    I am horrible with directions...even my GPS misses this! I'm coming from Downers Grove. Can you give me better clues than my GPS? thanks

    1 · April 25, 2014

    • Anthony

      83 to 171, left on 171 to 95th, right on 95th, 1/8 mi right on Wolf, 1/8 mi right into parking lot.

      April 25, 2014

    • Cathie

      Thanks for the directions. Anthony, I didn't realize that 171 and 111th street are the same...never can get used to US roads having multiple names! Hiked the yellow trail..8miles :)

      April 26, 2014

  • Cathie

    Lost!!!! Have fun! I will try another trail in palos where I am at :(

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Dennis J.

    Looks like a nice day for a hike.

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Therese R.

    Still deciding might not know until the morning.

    1 · April 25, 2014

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