Let's check out Fullersburg Forest Preserve

We'll be hiking along a crushed gravel trail which includes crossing over the river onto an island within the preserve, as well as taking the trail to Graue Mill.
We will meet by the information center near the parking lot. We will start our hike promptly at 6:30pm so we can end before dusk.
We will be hiking two trails: the interpretive trail and the multi-pupose trail. So the total hiking distance will be approximately 3.5 miles
You can bring your dog on a leash on this hike. Children are welcome to join if they can hike the distance of 3.5 miles.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The people were nice in the group, the weather was perfect, and I enjoyed walking with the group in the dark with a flashlight. Thank you Lynn for that. Also thank you for helping me get to my car safely.

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a nice time. Thanks everyone for the nice greetings. Take care.

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • carol

    great outing - good company and great weather!

    2 · September 14, 2013

  • Halina aka H.

    Thank you Lynn for organizing this walk!

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Lynn

    I would like to thank everyone for coming out for an evening hike. It was great conversation meeting everyone. Lots of you were new to the hiking group. I hope everyone enjoyed the hike so you will decide to come out to future hikes. Hope to see everyone at future hikes soon.

    September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm still 15 mins away and understand if you have to start! Would anyone be willing to share their number w me so I can text you and catch up when I get there? Mine is[masked]-4791. Thanks!!

    September 13, 2013

    • Lynn

      Vanitha, I'm sorry we missed you since we started at 6:40p after waiting an additional 10 minutes. I do not have internet access on my phone so I did not get your message until I got back home. Next time I will list my cell phone so everyone can call me if they are running late. I didn't want to wait to long past 6:30pm since I wanted to get the group back by dusk when the forest ranger locks the gates. Please join us on a future hike on one of the upcoming weekends. I'm looking forward to meeting you soon.

      September 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Lynn I totally understand and glad that you started on time! I will have to factor in extra time next time and look forward to the next hike :)

      1 · September 14, 2013

  • Amy G.

    All was well!

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love the woods this time of year & nature all the time but winter. I hope you had a great time.

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry cannot make tonight, have to work late.

    1 · September 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Lynn! I wanted to go so bad but my husband walks in the door at 6pm & tells me the car needs to go in the shop now & he needs the other car. Coincidence? I dont know in a divorce its tricky I hate to think the worst but what happened between this morning & now? He was supposed to have had this fixed last week until I told him I was going out tonight to this event & then the car needs fixing this minute. I'm sorry if this happens again I'll take a cab if I have to. Its to LATE now! I tried to call some companies & because its Friday & already after 6 now, 45minutes is the shortest wait. It looks beautiful! I'm not telling him anything next time I'm just leaving. 26 years of this & it never gets better that's for SURE. 26 years I wasted on this nonsense. I'll definitely see you soon. I am so sorry.

      September 13, 2013

    • Lynn

      Laura, I'm sorry you missed our hike but we do have more hikes scheduled all the way through November. So maybe you can join us on a future hike. Sorry your husband pulled the "car needs to be fixed" trick on you tonight. I live in Westchester and I see you live in Downers Grove. Maybe if you need a ride we can work something out or you can find another hiker closer to you. Thanks for letting me know and I look forward to meeting you on the trails soon.

      September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I'm stuck working late tonight!

    1 · September 13, 2013

    • Lynn

      We'll miss you and I look forward to meeting you on another trail soon. Enjoy your weekend once you get home tonight.

      1 · September 13, 2013

  • KJ

    Are we meeting by the parking right off of York?

    September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    HI! Lynn & Donna thanks for the welcoming comments. Its so good to be around positive people who love animals & nature. I cant wait to meet everyone it seems so positive & I have had an extremely hard 12 years of a chronic illness that I have outlived my prognosis by at least 11 years, a car accident that almost ended my life & caused permanent pain & the end of my career as a Flight Attendant. The drunk driver had no license, insurance or any assets in his name. I cant tell you how excited I am to go and heal emotionally from the traumas & my impending divorce. I am married to a man who for 26 years has kept me from all of my friends & family but dont abusers always do that? You folks are my light at the beginning of the tunnel & I am so happy to have been hooked up wit this group! My yellow Lab Sophie died of cancer & I think that is THE MOST DIFFICULT thing along with my job loss to deal with, if anyone knows of a good dog that needs a hone please contact me. Thanks again! L.A.

    August 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Check out www.labadoption.org (Labrador Education and Rescue Network aka L.E.A.R.N.). My mother adopted two dogs from that group. They were good to work with, and the dogs were wonderful.

      September 8, 2013

  • Danita G.

    Hi I'm Danita and I am really looking forward to meeting everyone and going on these hikes - might bring my dog along, too!

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cant wait to meet everybody! Hi & hope to see you all very soon FINALLY!
    L.A.

    1 · August 30, 2013

  • Amy G.

    This will be my first meet up

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!!!!!!!! It's a pretty hike.

    1 · August 19, 2013

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