Announcing a new Meetup for Chicago Suburban Backpackers!
What: Forest Glen Boot Camp Open to All
When: Saturday, June 5,[masked]:30 AM
Price: $5.00 per person
20301 E 900 North Rd
Westville, IL 61883
Welcome to the start of another backpacking season. This is a fun training trip open to all members but required for new members to bring you up to date on gear, cooking and necessary backpacking skills so that you can attend future backpacking trips. This trip is to Forest Glen which is a few short hours from Chicago. We will meet and go over what gear is necessary, help you load and adjust your packs, teach you how to filter water, use a map and compass and teach you trail and camp safety.
Forest Glen is not a walk in the park. Sections of the trail are steep and requires cardio fittness. We will hike about 7 miles the first day. Set up camp and hike about 3.5 miles back on Sunday morning. We will stop for a quick lunch in town before heading back to Chicago.
If you are new to backpacking this is an essential trip that you must complete before going on more advanced trips with Chicago Suburban backpackers. This trip is open to all members. This is a great place to enjoy nature just a few hours from Chicago. The trip fee is $5.00
This is an Educational trip designed to teach or review backpacking skills. Organizers are not acting as tour guides or as a vacation service. As a backpacker you are responsible for your own safety. Organizers will assist members in survival skills. You must have a backpack, tent, sleeping bag and food to attend this trip. You can rent gear at REI. Food and cooking supplies are often shared on these trips.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Suburban-Backpackers/calendar/13539965/