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New Meetup: Week Night Hike at Independence Grove in Libertyville, IL

From: Melissa
Sent on: Monday, August 30, 2010 9:03 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for NW Burbs Camping and Adventure Meetup Group!

What: Week Night Hike at Independence Grove in Libertyville, IL

When: Thursday, September 2,[masked]:45 PM

Where: Independence Grove Forest Preserve
16400 W Buckley Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048

Let's Hike Independence Grove!!

It the middle of summer so let's get outdoors and enjoy it!! I have had a lot of requests for weeknights hikes that are less agressive with shorter distances so I will be posting a few of these bi-monthly on Thursdays.

This will be a briskly paced hike with stops for rest if the group requires. Wear comfortable clothes and layers that can be added or removed because as we walk your body temperature will rise and it can be quite humid even at this time of day. Wear a good walking/running shoe and bring an extra pair of socks to change into after walking as the trail may be wet in spots. Plan to bring along a water bottle and if you have not eaten since lunch, a granola bar or small bag of trail mix is a good idea. I would suggest spraying down with a mosquito repellent also.

Hike Summary
Total Distance: 2.5 miles (with the option to add an additional 1 mile loop)
Total Hike Time: 60 minutes
Trail Map:

There is a $5 parking fee for non-Lake County residents, but it is FREE if you live in Lake County. We will meet at the North Bay Pavilion parking lot at 5:45 and hit the trail by 6:00 sharp - so don't be late!! I will send my cell phone number to all hikers the afternoon of the hike to contact me in case there are any last minute issues.

A few members have been meeting earlier around 4:15 to do some fishing near the parking lot. Feel free to post if you are interested. So far, the park entrance has been unguarded so entrance has been free. I cannot guarantee this. If you post that you would like to meet at the nearby Walgreens parking lot and share the ride in, we can carpool non-residents with residents for free entry if they do start charging.

For anyone interested, we will be heading to Tacos el Norte on Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills for dinner afterward!! Please indicate in your RSVP if you will be joining us for dinner.

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