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Hike @ Herrick Lake FP in Wheaton
Saturday hike at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve! Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton is home to an impressive variety of wildlife. In the mature upland woods, stately 150-year-old white, red and bur oaks provide habitat for animals like woodpeckers, squirrels, owls, and Sasquatch. White-tailed deer and coyotes also roam through adjacent fields of grasses and weeds. We are going to hike three loops to get out and enjoy the day. The hike will be around 5-6 miles in about 2-2.5 hours. Please bring/wear appropriate footwear and dress in layers. Bring plenty of fluids and snacks. Weather: If it rains the event will be canceled. Parking: We are using the Herrick Road entrance. The entrance is on Herrick Rd which is west (1st traffic light) of the Main entrance and 200 yards south. From Naperville Rd and Butterfield Rd travel West on Butterfield to Herrick Rd. Turn L/South on Herrick Rd, travel approx 200 yards to parking lot on the left-hand side. How to find us: I will post how to find the group, contact info, and my cell number the day before the event. Please respect the organizers time and efforts. PLEASE only sign up if you are 100% sure you can make it. Website: http://www.dupageforest.com/Conservation/ForestPreserves/Herrick_Lake.html Any questions? Just ask in the comments below!

Herrick Lake Forest Preserve

Butterfield Road between Naperville & Herrick · Wheaton, IL

What we're about

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N2BD Local Adventure and Travel is a group of adults mostly in their mid 20's, 30's, early 40's who share an enthusiasm and interest for intermediate to advance adventure activities.

Sound like fun? Join other adventurers who think the same! We welcome singles and couples who like getting thrills through activities like Rock Climbing, Canyoneering, Hiking, Kayaking, White Water Rafting, Camping, Backpacking, Mountaineering, ATVing, Sailing, Snowmobiling, Snow Skiing, Snowboarding, Water Skiing, Jet Skiing, and more. From local weekends to world journeys... together, we'll discover amazing destinations and incredible adventures.

One of the intentions of this group is to have members that are active, keeping the size of the meetup events at a reasonable number, and to develop REAL friendships and camaraderie.

Over the past 6 years, the N2BD Adventure Meetup group has been to Smoky Mountains, Badlands, Yosemite, Acadia, Sequoia, Yellowstone, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Teton, Cuyahoga Valley, Rocky Mountain, Glacier and Mammoth Cave National Parks.

Devils Tower, Mount Rushmore, and Perry's Victory National Monuments. White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire and many US cities.

We have been to dozens of state parks from Iowa, Ohio, Indiana, to Kentucky and Michigan to name a few states.

Also in the past 8 years, we have been to 27 states with our events. States are ID, MI, MT, WY, CA, CO, SD, MN, WI, IL, MO, TN, KY, WV, NV, AZ, OH, GA, NC, SC, VA, MA, NH, ME, PA, IA, and MO.

Please take a moment to check out our calendar of upcoming events below. This is a great community of outdoor and adventure seekers! We do cater to people of all skill levels and to a variety of interests... from beginners to advance. We are not experts in all adventures and will take classes to learn or improve our skills. In addition, we welcome anyone who is skilled in a certain area and interested in organizing and leading future adventures to please contact us.

When we can N2BD Adventure organizers will hire professional guides with local knowledge or skills to help us with our events. We at N2BD Adventure also know it's hard to always be active in the outdoors so we will also periodically have a social meet up as well. Things like going out golfing or just going out for drinks.

Organizers in N2BD Adventure are volunteers who help facilitate group trips. Normally, these trips are over a weekend to destinations in the Midwest, within a three to eight-hour drive or flight from Chicago. We also take into account that most of us have very busy lives and can not always accommodate multi-day trips, so we have a variety of single day trips. We plan most of our events for fun as well as adventure.

There's power in numbers and our mission is for everyone to have fun, meet new friends and save money. So what are you waiting for... join today and let's have some fun!

To keep up with our very active schedule, you can follow our activities via Twitter and on Facebook.

Check us out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/N2BDAdventureGroup

Like Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/N2BD-Outdoor/524202470931965

A little about the N2BD Adventure group Founder.

After being an organizer for several meetup groups for a few years Richard thought it was time to start his own group in 2011. He wanted to plan more advance trips, explore new places, and give his organizers the freedom to plan anything fun.

N2BD Adventure was born after a few of us met at a signals snow tubing event back in 2008. We then grew through meeting each other's friends on hikes and other actives over the year. Then after discovering the meetup site in late Summer 2008 and a few other great Chicago meet up groups the family grew.

The N2BD Adventure group name was born on a car ride home from a hike in the spring of 2008. We were thinking of a name to call the adventure group and someone came up with is N2BD (Name to be Determined).

Dues and Fees:

Every Meetup Group has to pay monthly dues to Meetup.com to have their group exist. If group funding is low we might also ask for $1 per person at some meet up events to help pay the Meetup fees. For some bigger trips, we will sometimes add a sign-up fee to help out with the Meetup.com monthly fees, trip planning cost, and organizes time. This fee will be from $5.00 to $30.00 depending on the amount of planning the trip takes. None of us make money running this group and we rely on our friends and members to keep us alive.

Hope to see you soon and let's have some great adventures!

Richard and the N2BD Adventure Group Leadership Team.

Participation in any group activity with this N2BD Adventure Group is at your own risk.

To the fullest extent allowed by law, you waive any claims against, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the N2BD Adventure Group, its affiliates, organizers, officers, directors and contractors from, all claims or liability of every type (including court costs and legal fees) for injury or death to any person or for damage to property arising out of or relating to your participation as a member. This agreement applies to you and any other party who may accompany you in these endeavors.

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