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Hello Campers, Hikers, & Paddlers,

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The Great Lakes Outdoor Adventures Meetup is a group of adults who enjoy the outdoors through camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, snow shoeing, fabulous camp fires, and other adventures! We enjoy 3-4 day camping trips to Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana with opportunities for hiking, canoeing/kayaking and visitations to local sites. We also host a variety of one day outings around the Chicago and nearby areas

A hallmark of our trips is that we dine together with group preparation of meals and a volunteer system to share responsibility for conducting each event. We are a fun and welcoming bunch, so if you are looking for new friends who share your yen for outdoor adventures, this is the group for you. All levels of experience are welcome provided you have the requisite skills for any activity in which you participate.

Hope to see you around a campfire or one day outing real soon!

ASSUMPTION OF ALL RISKS AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY: Camping, Hiking, Paddling Canoes and Kayaks and cooking can be dangerous activities if not performed with caution and skill.

This group (Great Lakes Outdoor Adventures - IL and -WI, its organizers, assistant organizers, event hosts, and members, managers and directors will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during any of our activities or during carpooling and transportation to and from our events, nor for any injuries or accidents before, during, and after group events. If you attend any activity or outing you are acknowledging that you freely and voluntarily assume all risks of injuries and damages and agree to participate in the event at your own risk. You also agree to indemnify and hold harmless this This group, its organizers, assistant organizers, event hosts, and members managers and directors, from any and all claims, damages, causes of action of every kind and nature. Further, you represent that you have the requisite knowledge and skills to participate in these activities safely both for the safety of yourself and others.

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