Advanced Hike 15 Miles or so: Palos Trail - West - Red Gate Woods.

I went out today to scout some off trail paths and found some great ones.  I will incorporate this new found terrain on this hike.  I added some distance, a lot more off trail hiking and include some climbing up/down side of hills! 

This is not an easy hike by any measure.  We will be be going up and down steep ravines and hills.   

This hike will be a 15 or so mile hike, we will try to make it in 5 or so hours.

This is not a beginner hike so please keep that in mind before you RSVP.

This hike is limited to 15 hikers, because it is a single track for certain portions of this trail. We need to share with bikers that also want to enjoy this wonderful trail.

If you don't get on this hike...there will be others scheduled, so please don't just show as that is just NOT cool!!

Please dress accordingly.  I recommend layers, starting cooler as your body will warm up within the first quarter mile.   

The terrain is hilly with uneven, sometimes narrow trails. Don't forget to bring water and snack for the hike.  We may even find ourselves on all fours to get through some of the off trail terrain.

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

We will meet at Red Gate Woods.  Red Gate is just East of Route 83/107th Street.

ttp://fpdcc.com/downloads/maps/pdf/pa_trailmap.pdf

Don’t Forget: Dress for the weather in layers, I would also bring some protective eyewear and a pair of sturdy gloves for the trail.

Bring a snack and plenty of water as there are no water sources on the trail.

I hope to see you Saturday.

Also, if there is enough interest we can for lunch at Irish Legends afterwards.

I will send out contact information the night before the hike.

Oscar

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  • John

    Or a repeat of this hike would be fun.........

    December 9, 2012

  • Tina H.

    22 miles @ Lake Geneva?

    December 9, 2012

  • Robin

    @Oscar - so whats the challenge going to bring? Roadtrip?????

    1 · December 8, 2012

    • Roseann R.

      YES! I love road trips as long as I don't have to drive

      1 · December 9, 2012

  • Roseann R.

    Oscar Awesome Hike. Great people. Come on Tina, I say let's shoot for 18!!! THANKS ALL.

    1 · December 9, 2012

  • Tina H.

    Let's not encourage him to make it TOO much tougher...maybe the same or a tiny bit... My legs have just about the perfect amount of "ache."

    1 · December 8, 2012

  • John

    Great hike, outstanding people. Oscar, this was excellent and will be a tough one for you to beat.

    1 · December 8, 2012

  • Tina H.

    Excellent!!! Lots of incline and back trails. Great pace, great people. Thanks, Oscar!!

    1 · December 8, 2012

  • Anthony

    You made my day Oscar...thanx captain.

    1 · December 8, 2012

  • Harv

    What a fantastic day. Oscar, great hike! Great workout. And everyone else, great friendships. Kudos to all!

    1 · December 8, 2012

  • Oscar

    Thanks to all that attended. Everyone is so nice and positive and complimentary. You guys challenge me to find bigger and better hikes!!!

    December 8, 2012

  • Robin

    Thanks for finding me on the orange trail..great hike with great people....

    1 · December 8, 2012

  • Bob S.

    Excellent hike. Oscar did a great job.

    1 · December 8, 2012

  • Ira S.

    Oscar, you da man! Awesome hike! Many thanks, Ira

    1 · December 8, 2012

  • Oscar

    Bring warm/dry clothes to change into and join us for lunch at Irish Legends!!!

    December 7, 2012

  • Oscar

    Hike is still ON!!

    Precipitation should end by the time we hit the trail.

    December 7, 2012

  • Tina H.

    Lunch at Irish Legends afterward?

    1 · December 7, 2012

  • Naila

    Anyone want a ride from Hyde Park or South Loop?

    December 7, 2012

  • Tina H.

    Anyone want a ride from Skokie/Evanston?

    December 7, 2012

  • Oscar

    WOW, this filled fast!!!!

    November 26, 2012

    • Laurie

      Oscar rsvps are closed. Can you remove me from wait list

      December 7, 2012

  • MarinaM

    Hi I'm driving from Bartlett. Anyone from the area and would like to car pool?

    December 6, 2012

  • Oscar

    It appears our hike window will be rain free but not mud free as it will rain before and after our hike. Be prepared for a muddy extravaganza!!

    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.74086519999999&lon=-87.86033429999997&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=Willow%20Springs%2C%20IL%2C%20USA

    December 5, 2012

  • Roseann R.

    If anyone is not able to go, please remember to take. Ur name off the list. Thanks

    December 4, 2012

  • Vivek

    This sounds fantastic really looking forward to it.

    November 29, 2012

  • Don S.

    Wish I could make it but going skiing. Next time for sure.

    November 27, 2012

  • Anthony

    Man you gotta be fast on these hikes. I'm 2nd on the wait list and just got the notice. Hope to see you there.

    November 26, 2012

  • John

    Hi Oscar - was here working, got an email on the hike, immediately went to sign up and think I was the last to get in. I must say - you are a popular guy.

    November 26, 2012

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