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Cancelled! Let's hike!!

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Outdoor Afro Fam!

 

Just to be on the safe side I am canceling tomorrows hiking activity at Blackwell Forest Preserve. We are expected thunderstorms through out today and also scattered storms tomorrow. For our safety I will reschedule this event for later this month. More details to come.

You all have a wonderful weekend!

 

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June 1st has been established at National Trails Day by American Hiking Society.

Lets take a hike and join in the celebration!

Hike details:

It’s an easy to moderate hike, totaling around 5 to 6 miles. For those that want a challenge we can hike Mount Hope, once we reach the South area of the preserve. Mount Hope has an elevation of 836ft. We should complete the hike around 1 ½ to 2 hrs. But keep in mind we will have breaks and will have a chance to view McKee Marsh, Silver lake and plenty of other beauties along the way.

We will start the hike promptly at 10am, so please arrive the latest 9:45am to collect waivers and to prepare.

Dogs are welcome!!! Just make sure they are on a leash

Trail maps of Blackwell Forest Preserve: http://mobilemaplets.com/showplace/8642

Information about Blackwell Forest Preserve: http://www.dupageforest.com/Conservation/Forest_Preserves/Blackwell.aspx

Location:

We will start at the North entrance of Blackwell Forest preserve off of Mack Rd. You should see two signs the Structural Maintenance Division West Sector Operations and McKee Marsh Blackwell Forest Preserve (see pictures under Let's Hike).

PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE ON BUTTERFIELD RD.

Items to bring and things to keep in mind:

Completed waivers (located in the file section under the More tab). You are also welcome email the waivers prior to event.

Drink plenty of water and make sure to bring water and snacks or a pack lunch

Insect repellent

Sun protection: Hats, sunscreen/sunblock, sunglasses

Shoes: hiking shoes or comfortable tennis shoes

Clothing: comfortable clothing

Weather:

If the weather is not on our side, we will postpone the hike to a later date

More info about American Hiking Society

http://www.americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/

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  • Viva

    Outdoor Afro Fam!

    Just to be on the safe side I am canceling tomorrows hiking activity at Blackwell Forest Preserve. We are expected thunderstorms through out today and also scattered storms tomorrow. For our safety I will reschedule this event for later this month. More details to come.

    You all have a wonderful weekend!

    2 · May 31, 2013

    • Rashida

      Aww--it's unfortunate that the weather is not befitting , but nonetheless I'm looking forward to the hike (in nice sunny weather)!

      2 · May 31, 2013

  • Shira

    I apologize, I've committed to a volunteer project painting a school in Englewood on Sat. Looking fwd 2 the next outing--if u need help let me knw.

    1 · May 30, 2013

    • Viva

      no worries, i have decided to cancel the event because of the thunderstorms. safety first! so will catch at the next event. Have fun volunteering tomorrow!!

      May 31, 2013

  • Julie

    Just got off the crutches so I don't think I'm quite ready for a 5 mile hike yet. Have fun for me.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • La T.

    I passed by the location while driving today. I so hate that I will miss this! I am already committed to two other events that day. Have fun (but not too much) without me! :-)

    1 · May 22, 2013

    • Viva

      its such a beautiful place! enjoy the other events and catch you at the next meetup!

      May 23, 2013

  • Ray H.

    I'm looking for mature men who like fishing at the lakefront and out of town. Anyone out there?

    April 20, 2013

    • Henri B.

      I am a fisherman. Been looking to get out and do some.

      May 22, 2013

  • Sydeaka

    How long is the hike (i.e., how many miles)? And how long do you think it will take to complete? I have another event that afternoon, and I'm trying to decide if I have enough time to do both. :)

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • Viva

      Hey Sydeaka, the hike should about 5 miles. I would say it will take about 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. Am sure we will make some stops along the way. I will post details later today. I hope you can make it!

      1 · May 21, 2013

    • Henri B.

      You know, I was just thinking the same thing, Sydeaka!

      1 · May 22, 2013

  • Michaela

    I was wondering if it is possible to carpool to the location. I live on the southside and I would be willing to pitch in for gas. Thanks!

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • Viva

      Hey Michaela, I will also put this request in the discussion area of our meetup group

      May 22, 2013

    • Michaela

      Thank you.

      1 · May 22, 2013

  • Viva

    The hike details have been updated. Also for those looking to carpool (a ride or you have space), I have created a post in the discussion area.

    May 22, 2013

  • Sheri T.

    Cant wait. My firsy time to see you guys

    May 21, 2013

  • Ray H.

    I would love to join. Unfortunately, I will be returning from Paris that day. Jet lag is rough.

    1 · April 30, 2013

    • Viva

      Ray no worries hope to catch you at a event soon!

      May 8, 2013

  • Sheri T.

    Cant wait. My firsy time to see you guys

    1 · April 27, 2013

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