What we're about

Are you a fun and friendly person ? Like to Hike, Kayak and have adventures outdoors ? This midwest base group is based on past "MR JEFF" adventures on other meetup groups to continue the fun ! Future meetup adventures will include Hiking, kayaking, rock climb, skiing, camping, biking, exploring , museums, wine tasting, and much more ! ( like>>> Parachute, Go cart race, Yoga, Zipline, etc)

I am based out of Western Suburbs, but I have events staged all over Greater Chicago area, including City of Chicago, surrounding cities, Midwest greater area includes Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana.

I am open to suggestions for more meetups ( can work with just about any idea to formulate a whole meetup event.

Our group annual donation fee of $ 5.00 helps offset costs incurred and allows for group donations made quarterly to 501C Charitable agencies such as SEVA Foundation. I often will give talks at our meetup events and hold special events to continue to support such great organizations. In addition, Our group in the past has mended trails, cut invasive brush, and have several cleanups on Chicago Rivers.

I request you pay the $5.00 donation fee when you first join online via Chase/Zelle bank quick pay or Paypal ( friends/family) to Hiline59@aol.com ), or you can give me cash $5.00 on the very first meetup .

If you choose to pay online via Meetup, the annual cost is $6.00 ( as they take the first $1.00)

Again, this annual donation not only gives us the ability to make a difference to others around the Globe, while you get to enjoy adventures with a exclusive group of great people !

Please note if you are not paid by 30 days, you will miss out on Event mailings and notifications.

See you very soon !


Upcoming events (5)

Kayak the Cal Sag

Worth Boat Launching Ramp

Meet up at the Worth public boat ramp, stay 6 feet apart. Meet you in the water near the dock. Head East or left from boat ramp which is up river. Depending on flow, travel about 2 hours, stop for lunch break, head back

Kayak and Camp at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Munising Tourist Park Campground


Imagine Kayaking at the one of the most famous picturesque rock formations in the world. Due to distance of trip, we will need to carpool up Friday, Camp overnite. Saturday and Sunday we will be hiking and Kayaking all day. Monday pack up in morning, group breakfast and hit the road home. More details : Arrive Friday late afternoon/evening -set up tents, campsite, lite hike, campfire Campsite: Park Address E8518 W M-28 West Munising, Michigan 49862 We have Tent sites right off the beach at Q and R. Main Parking lot is about 50 yards. Saturday 6 Hour Kayak Tour. Tandem Sea Kayaks will be provided with Tour Guide. Lifevests, paddles supplied Kayaking the shoreline along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is an experience that you will not want to miss. This is arguably the most beautiful shoreline in the United States. On the Paddler’s Choice trip you will see Falcon Cove, Bridal Veil Falls, sea caves, the beautiful stained rock walls of the Painted Coves, Kissing Rock, a ship wreck, Caves of the Bloody Chiefs and the Lovers Leap Arch. A 1 hour lunch break is on a remote beach (bring your own lunch). All skill levels welcome. Minimum age is 8 years old. Sunday: Hike and Kayak explore on our own Monday Pack up camp and return cost is $130 each person Payment required for limited Spots You will need to provide your own Tent, sleeping bag, gear, food etc Group Water will be provided for bottle refills Group Campsite fire RSVP quickly to show your sincere interest in going on this trip 16 foot and longer Sea Kayaks only if you want to Kayak on your own on Sunday off the beach.

Kayak and horse trail ride

Yorkville Whitewater Park

Kayak and horseback riding We will launch kayaks in yorkville right after the dam on the fox river. Travel down river for about 8 miles. Pack up kayaks at shuh shuh gah boat landing and meet up the road at the stables. After some brief paperwork and instruction, take a nice trail ride. Cost will be advised and payment will be needed in advance and not refundable Hiyak paid members only Date and price to be announced soon

Hike/ Camp/ Kayak the MIghty Miss / camp Miss Palisades State Park

Mississippi Palisades State Park


Leave Friday morning, arrive at campsite 179/ 180 and set up camp Explore and hike Saturday AM- hiking the trails, maybe some bouldering/rock climbing Afternoon cool off with Kayak in the River Sunday Hike and kayak Camping cost will be $ 20.00 per person ( firewood included in cost) !! When you RSVP, . First come paid in full basis only for paid members of HIYAK. { pay me in cash when you see me next , or send money via Paypal or Zelle/Chase quick cash to [masked]} ###################################################### Advise to bring rain gear just in case, water shoes or something that works well with water and sand. We will have Campfire every nite, also have small stoves for quick hot water in morning. Campsite is very near to end of road, so you can bring whatever you need Parking is limited, so please CARPOOL ! **Map of park Campground map:

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