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Easter hike at JOHN MUIR Trails

  • Mar 31, 2013 · 11:00 AM

Join us for a beautiful and challenging hike on rolling hills in Wisconsin's Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. We'll be hiking the John Muir Trails, in the opposite direction from how we normally do this trail.

We'll hike 9-10 miles on hilly terrain.

Hiking distance: 9-10 miles on hilly terrain. There will be numerous options to shorten if you can't go the whole way.

Hiking time: approx 4 hours

Driving time from Loop: approx 2 hours

Parking: $10 per car (unless you have a WI annual sticker)

Carpooling: If you need a ride or can offer a ride, make a comment in your RSVP

DIRECTIONS: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&g=8608+County+Road+H,+La+Grange,+WI,+United+States&ie=UTF8&t=h&msa=0&msid=110801636759643420256.00047718ba07c355edfb0&...

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, I posted pictures from our 3/31 hike at John Muir. Enjoy!

    April 8, 2013

  • Bob Oehmen - Sunrise S.

    I'll be leading trips up to Devils Lake soon. Climb, hike, bike, swim, kayak, gamble, etc. via Chicago Hiking Outdoor and Social group - www.meetup.com/ChicagoHOS/ - am leading a hike to palos this saturday, btw.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful location and friendly company. Thanks for organizing Linda! The icey trails were a challenge, so I'd like to go back in another month or so when the trails are dry.

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Paul C.

    Thanks Linda for getting this hike together. Good time!

    April 1, 2013

  • tom b.

    I enjoyed the company, and the after party! The icy trail was a bit intimidating, at times.

    April 1, 2013

  • Ed S

    great hike, great people..thanks for organized LInda!

    March 31, 2013

  • Marjie

    Nice day on challenging SLIPPERY trails, good conversations, great weather. Left me with a smile on my face... Thanks all !!

    March 31, 2013

  • Bob Oehmen - Sunrise S.

    Thanks Linda for organizing this. I'm sore and tired, which is a good thing.
    Sharon - great seeing you and Jake. Great pic for the post hike eats.
    keep in touch,
    bob

    March 31, 2013

  • Karen

    Awesome, but I'll remember my yak tracks next time.. or the ice will be melted, either is fine.

    March 31, 2013

  • David

    Great company and decent weather but could have used some better grip on the icy trail.

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Chicago, and will be driving. I can provide a ride to anyone willing to split tolls and gas for the trip!

    March 25, 2013

    • Cate L.

      Hi typedout, I'm so late to the party. Do you still have room in your car?

      March 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi! Yes, I have room. Come along!

      March 31, 2013

  • David

    I live in Buffalo Grove and can drive or looking for someone in this area that I can carpool with.

    March 29, 2013

    • Carole P.

      Thanks so much but sadly I'm not feeling well & have to cancel. Hopefully, since we live close maybe we can carpool for a future hike. Have a fun & safe hike!

      March 30, 2013

    • David

      Okay, hope you feel better and maybe we'll meet up soon.

      March 30, 2013

  • Bob Oehmen - Sunrise S.

    I have 5 extra free tickets to a comedy show in Chicago (Wriglyville area) - 8pm.
    "Cupid has a Heart On".
    A friend said it's pretty funny. call me if you want any of them. [masked]
    Free is good.
    https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?w=d2e6280b26fa5d1d2e8da6b0f18d517c&t=tix

    March 29, 2013

  • Dana

    I can go but definitely not the full 9+ miles and I would love to share a ride with any Lakeview or close-by people. Please message me if this is a a suitable hike. I am a running shoes, not hiking boots, kind of hiker.

    March 27, 2013

    • Dana

      Thanks for the encouragement. I would love to join another time, but my schedule is usually the issue. For now the snow & ice is off-putting.

      March 30, 2013

    • Bob Oehmen - Sunrise S.

      aw, there won't be no ice nor snow. We'll carry you over it. Just kidding. Hope to see you at another time. all the best, bob

      March 30, 2013

  • tom b.

    I am driving from Lakeview, so I am happy to split the gas with 2-3 more hikers. I have a large SUV so plenty of room for gear. Let's discuss!

    March 26, 2013

    • tom b.

      We are confirmed. See you at 7:30ish. I will text when I get close. My wife will make four in the car.

      March 30, 2013

    • tom b.

      Sorry, I meant 8:30ish. We don't have to be there until 11

      March 30, 2013

  • Marjie

    Just want to be clear with location . Turn R @ General store and head up to 1st trail head on R s/b JM Trailhead... Correct?? Thanks.,.. Look forward to it!!

    March 30, 2013

    • Linda C

      The trailhead will be on the left, just past the Nordic Ski Trails entrance. There will be a big sign and parking lot clearly visible from the road.

      1 · March 30, 2013

  • Paul C.

    Hello all! Weather looks good tomorrow: temperature in the 40's with a 10% chance of rain. While Backyard Bikes will be closed for Easter, Randy's Restaurant & Brewery is open in Whitewater. It's a 10-15 minute drive west on HWY 12 from the junction of Hwy H. Good place for after-the-hike!

    March 30, 2013

  • George

    must help kids find eggs

    March 30, 2013

  • Linda C

    Here is a map of the John Muir Trails. Please print one out and bring along. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kms/pdfs/kmsmuirtrmap.pdf

    March 28, 2013

    • David

      What trail do you plan to use and exactly where's the start, just in case I get there late.

      March 29, 2013

    • Linda C

      We're going to do the blue trail. If the trail is still closed to bikers on Sunday then we will go around the clockwise (the direction the bikes normally go). If it IS open to bikes, then we will have to go the normal hiker direction (counter-clockwise).

      March 29, 2013

  • Linda C

    Is anyone from the Chicago still looking for a ride? I have room for one more. Leaving from Ravenswood.

    March 27, 2013

    • Sharon

      Do you mind having Jake in the car? Or would you like me to drive?

      March 27, 2013

  • Carole P.

    Hi all..............just an FYI, the LaGrange General Store/Deli is closed this Sunday for Easter.

    March 27, 2013

    • Linda C

      Thanks Carole. Oh well.

      March 27, 2013

  • tom b.

    I am training for an upcoming bp trip. Would it be ok, if I bring a full pack on this hike? I promise I won't slow anyone down. :)

    March 26, 2013

    • Linda C

      That's fine. The trail is easy to follow, so even if you can't keep up, you'll be able to find your way.

      March 26, 2013

  • Ed S

    I will be driving from Old Town if anyone needs a ride.. this is my first with your group.. looking forward to meeting everyone

    March 26, 2013

    • Ed S

      Hi Kimberly.. no problem.. you are only few down the street.. I am at north and clark.. so we can work out details..

      March 26, 2013

    • Ed S

      [masked] is easier for me to get messages

      March 26, 2013

  • Silent S.

    Any car poolers in the Western Subs?

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    March 26, 2013

  • Bob Oehmen - Sunrise S.

    There's the warming house right there, if this is the same place I've been to.
    I always recommend people bring a change of clothes. A 2 hour drive back in damp t-shirt = discomfort.

    March 26, 2013

  • Bob Oehmen - Sunrise S.

    Ilya - would you want to ride with me? Might be more convenient.

    March 26, 2013

  • Bob Oehmen - Sunrise S.

    I live in East Rogers Park, by Loyola. Want to car pool - [masked]

    March 26, 2013

  • Sharon

    with jake

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Laurie

    As much as I'd love this hike, I will be out of town that weekend eating lamb cake and lamb shaped butter. Please plan this again!

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Kimberly K.

    Hi, I'll need a ride from Chicago: East Lakeview (Montrose/Marine). Will contribute to gas/tolls!

    March 25, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Bringing husband along. Looking forward to getting outside!!!

    March 24, 2013

  • Karen

    Hi, I would be looking for a ride. I'm near U of C.

    March 24, 2013

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