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Hike at Petrifying Springs

We will hike Petrifying Springs (or more affectionately known as "Pets") -- about 3 or 4 miles. Pets and the adjoining UW-Parkside campus have many miles of easy-to-moderate hiking trails through a beautiful forest and along the Pike River. The trail can be muddy in places, so wear good walking shoes you don't mind getting dirty. If the trails are too muddy, we will switch to the paved path instead. We will meet in Parking Lot #2. In case of rain or inclement weather, we will cancel the hike so please check meetup ahead of time if the weather is looking iffy.

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  • Chip

    It was nice to share my favorite stomping grounds with fellow veggies!

    April 19, 2014

    • Kathi Aicher B.

      Paul and I enjoyed it very much! We look forward to,the next get together.

      1 · April 19, 2014

  • Chip

    Darn. The paths had just dried out to an almost-perfect condition prior to the recent heavy rains. Yesterday (Wednesday) it was very muddy at Pets. The forecast looks good, so the next few days might dry things out better, and I'll adjust the route according to the conditions. However, probability is high that there will be mud, so make sure to wear shoes that you don't mind getting dirty.

    Also, if you want to hang and chat after the hike, bring a "sack lunch" (whatever that is for you) and we can commandeer a picnic table or two.

    1 · April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds interesting but, I have a work party the night before in Schaumburg.

    April 14, 2014

  • Larry A. H.

    I just joined and would love to meet up at Pets, but I work every other Saturday and that's a work day. I look forward to other opportunities.

    March 30, 2014

    • Alex S

      Larry, we will have more events in May. Hope you can join us then. Welcome to the group.

      April 1, 2014

  • Elizabeth K.

    I am in Kansas City that weekend. Enjoy!

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Kathi Aicher B.

    We look forward to meeting everyone! We move into our new home in a Kenosha on Monday, March 31st

    2 · March 24, 2014

  • Karen

    I have to work that day. Wish I could go but maybe next time.

    1 · March 24, 2014

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