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Canoe the Jacks Fork River in Missouri
This is the annual spring canoe trip to Southern Missouri. We will be on the river all day Saturday through noon on Monday. I will place more information on canoe... Learn more
Hike the Grand Canyon
UPDATE: As you may know, backcountry permits for hiking the Grand Canyon can be difficult to get, and I was not successful in obtaining one for a trip in May. However,... Learn more
Hike Farmdale Creek Reservoir
Meet at the main parking area on Bittersweet Rd in East Peoria. I would like to hike about 4 miles.
Merwin Nature Preserve(West Gate)
This hike is open to anyone. Looking to hike the MNP West entrance(2.5-3miles). We can also hike a section of Lake Bloomington(3 miles) or the South East Entrance(2.5)... Learn more
Backpack 101 at Sand Ridge State Forest
This is a great trip for beginners in a nearby area that is very secluded. You will be surprised at how quite it is out there. The hike will take about two hours and... Learn more
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