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Welcome Spring! Let's Hike in the Greene Valley Forest Preserve

  • Mar 23, 2014 · 8:30 AM
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After a cold winter, spring is finally on it's way!  Come celebrate with a hike!  We'll meet in the south parking lot off Greene Road.  Plan to hike about 4 miles.  The trail is uphill at the start, but is suitable for beginners.  Dogs on leashes are allowed in this forest preserve.

Please dress for weather conditions--we'll hike rain or shine!  If it's still icy, yaks tracks or hiking boots are recommended.  There's no water so bring a water bottle.  Port-a-johns are located at this parking lot.

Greene Valley Forest Preserve, South Parking Lot off Greene Road

http://www.dupageforest.com/Greene_Valley_Map.as


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  • George

    Great! I liked the early start.

    March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm also not going to make it this time.

    March 23, 2014

    • Leslie K.

      Thanks! See you in April! :)

      March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not going to make this one. Sorry for the last minute cancellation

    March 23, 2014

    • Leslie K.

      Thanks for letting me know! Hope to see you next time!

      March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am just getting over a sinus infection and migraine. Don't want to chance having either of them back so I will wait till next month. It better be warmer!

    March 22, 2014

    • Leslie K.

      Stay well! Hope to see you next time!

      March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Eh... I don't have clothes or shoes to hike in tomorrow's weather. See you in April!

    March 22, 2014

    • Leslie K.

      Stay warm & see you in April! :)

      March 22, 2014

  • Mike H.

    This will be my first time out with this group but I'm looking forward to the hike tomorrow cold or not!

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    1st timer...looking forward to this...not super experienced, and a bit "directionally challenged"...any tips for finding the group would be appreciated! coming from north aurora.

    March 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      L.K-W - thank you so much for the warm welcome and the directions. Really nice. i do not like to consider myself a wimp at all, but i am having seconds thoughts about tomorrow. the weather! i am just afraid i do not have the appropriate stuff to wear for this one...like long underwear or under amour. don't want to freeze, or be a newbie whiner! I have been looking forward to this. So, gonna see how things look in the morning. If i don't see you, i will meet up in April. Saturdays are good!! Be well.

      March 22, 2014

    • Leslie K.

      Tights under jeans or cords are also good if you have those. But, I do agree that a freezing cold day may not be the most pleasant introduction to hiking. ;) We want you to have a great experience hiking, so no problem (or judgement) if you stay in tomorrow morning!

      March 22, 2014

  • Sharon

    I think I've had my fill of hiking in the cold/on ice for this year. I'll join you next time.

    March 22, 2014

    • Leslie K.

      Stay warm & we'll see you next time :)

      March 22, 2014

  • Leslie K.

    It's going to be a bit chilly Sunday. Make sure you wear layers (long underwear, under armour, etc.) and water resistant hiking boots/shoes. If you are new to hiking in cooler temperatures and would like more specific suggestions or have questions, just ask. :)

    March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yet another first timer :-) Wondering if it would be ok to bring my pooch with me? He's a friendly puppy and will be on his lead.

    March 19, 2014

    • Leslie K.

      Yes, dogs on leads are welcome as long as they like other dogs & people! Looking forward to meeting you!

      March 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another first-timer! I haven't gone hiking in years--looking forward to it!

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to join you but I'm in church Sunday mornings. Have w wonderful time!

    1 · March 17, 2014

    • Leslie K.

      Sorry to miss you! My goal is for me to host one Sunday morning hike and one Saturday afternoon Hike per month. I'm hoping some other folks offer to host additional hikes each month. So, I hope some future hikes work for you!

      March 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, thank you for your efforts. I be there on Saturday's. Sunday's if it starts at noon.

      1 · March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    In Schaumburg (near Metra station) willing to car pool.

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I attend a meditation meeting at 9am on Sundays but hope to join fellow hikers another time soon.

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    One of my favorites.

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to get started and sure hope there will be other beginners like me.

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I cannot attend this wonderful Spring welcome hike. It sounds perfect for a first timer like me. I look forward to the next one.

    March 7, 2014

    • Leslie K.

      Hope you can join us soon!

      March 7, 2014

  • Sharon

    with Jake

    1 · March 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · March 6, 2014

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