New Meetup: Early Spring Gentle Hike at Independence Grove in Libertyville, IL

From: Melissa
Sent on: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 10:46 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for NW Burbs Camping and Adventure Meetup Group!

What: Early Spring Gentle Hike at Independence Grove in Libertyville, IL

When: Thursday, March 18,[masked]:45 PM

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

Let's Hike Independence Grove!!

The days are longer and the sun will be shining so let's get outdoors and enjoy it. I have had a lot of requests for "beginner" hikes that are less agressive with a shorter distances so I will be posting a few of these monthly on week nights around Lake County and some into Cook County as the days lengthen.

This will be a gentle hike with an easy pace and a manageable total distance for even the beginning hiker. Wear comfortable clothes and layers that can be added or removed because as we walk your body temperature will rise, but the air temperature will drop at this time of day. Wear a good walking/running shoe and 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. With this distance and pace, I don't expect we will need to take breaks, but I will be guided by the group.

Hike Summary
Total Distance: 2.5 miles (if you want a more aggressive hike, we can send a group out to hike faster and potentially finish 2 loops)
Total Hike Time: 75 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 5:30 and hit the trail by 5:45 to ensure we are done hiking by sunset around 7 PM. 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.

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