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We will hike out of Irene Hernandez Family Picnic Area. The hikes will be about 3.5-5 miles and at a pace of about 2.75-3.3 miles per hour. Looking to do hikes leaving at 9 AM on Mondays and Thursdays.

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Catherine Chevalier Woods

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I am reconstituting the Saturday hike out of here, to see whether there is any interest in it. There has not been much interest in this hike in the past, but that has more to do with me than the hike. I'm pretty anti-social, I hike for fitness and exercise AND because I have a built in audience for my humor. I'm pretty uninterested in flora and fauna, unless I can eat it [mulberries, deer].

Notwithstanding that, It's a nice area, along the Des Plaines River and much like places on the North Branch of the Chicago River. Not far from O'Hare and off of I-90. Address is N East River Road, north of West Foster Avenue. Enter the east side of Catherine Chevalier Woods between the Kennedy Expy [I-90] and Catalpa St., on East River Road. Coming from the east you get off I-90 at Cumberland and go west on Cumberland until you hit East River Rd. Make a left on East River Road and look for the parking. It is marked as Catherine Chevalier Woods.

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5-5.5 mile hike out of Calvin R. Sutker Grove

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PLEASE NOTE- THE ADDRESS OF WHERE TO PARK IS NOT 9877 WOODS DRIVE. YOU SHOULD PARK ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE STREET FROM THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM WHICH IS AT 9603 WOODS DRIVE. The hike will be leaving from the Calvin R. Sutker Grove, on Woods Drive, near the Illinois Holocaust Museum at 8:30. There are beautiful tree canopied trails, with mostly crushed limestone surface. I am seeing if I can generate some interest in this hike. It is actually much nicer than the one I do on Wednesdays out of Irene Hernandez on Foster, in Chicago.

If no one signs up by Sunday evening at 6 PM, I cancel the hike. If you sign up please come, or at worst call me before 8AM on the day of the hike if you do not cancel.

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5-5.5 mile hike out of Irene Hernandez Family Picnic Area

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We will leave from Irene Hernandez Family Picnic Area, which is on Foster Ave about 4500 west, in Chicago. This is the farthest south point on the North Branch Trail which goes all the way up to the Botanic Gardens. We will leave at 9 AM, I will give 5 minutes leeway for late arrivers. The walk will be an out and back, 4.5 to 6.5 miles, depending upon the consensus of those hiking. There are several different paths we take depending on the weather and ground conditions, some by the river, some paved and some not [gravel]. To be honest, the scenery is much less interesting than Palos, but hey, it's close to where I live and there are some wooded trails near the river!

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Catherine Chevalier Woods

Needs a location

I am reconstituting the Saturday hike out of here, to see whether there is any interest in it. There has not been much interest in this hike in the past, but that has more to do with me than the hike. I'm pretty anti-social, I hike for fitness and exercise AND because I have a built in audience for my humor. I'm pretty uninterested in flora and fauna, unless I can eat it [mulberries, deer].

Notwithstanding that, It's a nice area, along the Des Plaines River and much like places on the North Branch of the Chicago River. Not far from O'Hare and off of I-90. Address is N East River Road, north of West Foster Avenue. Enter the east side of Catherine Chevalier Woods between the Kennedy Expy [I-90] and Catalpa St., on East River Road. Coming from the east you get off I-90 at Cumberland and go west on Cumberland until you hit East River Rd. Make a left on East River Road and look for the parking. It is marked as Catherine Chevalier Woods.

We'll go[masked] miles. 9 AM start.

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5-5.5 mile hike out of Irene Hernandez Family Picnic Area

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