Arrive at Bullfrog Lake parking lot at 10:45 am, start hike at 11:00 on the blue trail counter-clockwise to the green to the orange to the green to the parking lot. I'd guess this to be about 8+/- miles at a reasonable pace (3.2 -3.8) for experienced hikers. Dress in layers with good boots and a day pack for snacks and about a liter of water. Should be done by 2.
When traveling on Archer, turn onto 95th, then Wolf road will be about 100 yards, turn right onto Wolf, Bullfrog lot on right in another 50 yards. Meet just at the entrance to the lot.
Notes: I see for some of you this will be your first hike with this meetup group. You may be experienced hikers and that's good. But If you're not please be advised that this is not a "walk in the park." There are rocks and gullies, mud and other stuff that require agility and good sense. The pace of 3.2 -3.8 that I mentioned is a reasonable pace for an experience hiker. If you are unfamiliar with trail hiking or haven't been on a trail for a few decades this pace might be too challenging and I suggest starting with shorter distances on level terrain.
I hope to see you all and the forecast for Wednesday calls for overcast, 44F, 0% chance of rain (always pack a poncho if you want to be comfortable when it does rain).
A map may be found and printed out at: http://fpdcc.com/downloads/maps/pdf/R6.pdf
As I mentioned we will begin on the blue trail, then right on the green trail, then right on the orange. So yes we will do the entire orange loop to return to the same green trail we started on but now we will go directly past Bullfrog Lake and to the parking lot avoiding the blue trail.
Please email me with any questions or call me at: 312-593-0408. Keep this number in case you need to contact me about last-minute delays or cancellations on hike day.