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“Not all girls are made of sugar and spice, and everything nice. Some girls are made of adventure, fine beer, brains and no fear.“ --Or maybe somewhere in between!

This group is for men and women who enjoy having others to join them for outdoor activities.

We are looking for like minded individuals to come together for hikes and other outdoor activities to promote fitness and well-being. We walk at a very brisk pace. If that is not your current pace, feel free to come out, but please realize that people will probably walk faster than you at the beginning and you can eventually adapt to meet the pace of the group. Please note that you are ultimately responsible for yourself, your safety and your ability to complete a hike or event. If you begin the activity, you must be able to complete it or successfully see yourself back to your vehicle. The organizer and other members cannot take responsibility for you. We believe in encouraging others to reach new potential and health benefits, but to also be mindful of their own abilities and to be patient to slowly adapt their abilities. While I would like to hike locally, often, I am hoping to keep it interesting and to add other locations...like Starved Rock, Matthiessen State Park, etc.

It is MANDATORY to post a picture of yourself, simply for the purpose of members being able to recognize you when you are joining us on events. It is a courtesy so that we all feel safe and welcomed!

I am a Certified Life Coach and my business, BenVia Life Coaching, is taking on the role of sponsor (covering the cost of running the site/organizer dues) of this group. I hope you enjoy your time with us!

Upcoming events (5)

Riverview Park...NOTICE 5:45 START FOR THIS HIKE

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****************************************************************************** FOLLOWING ILLINOIS GUIDELINES TO STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 ****************************************************************************** *No more than 10 people to gather *Everyone must have a face covering with them *Face covering must be worn any time you are unable to maintain a 6 foot distance from another member *Guidelines will adjust with state and medical professional recommendations. *If you do not agree with these guidelines, I ask that you do not attend *Compliance is expected and failure to comply may result in being banned from this group. Safety is paramount! <3<3<3<3 Thank you, in advance, for caring for each other! <3<3<3<3 I'm, also, looking forward to when these measures are no longer needed. ******************************************************************************** We will be hiking the Riverview trail of the DuPage River trail in Plainfield. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=dupage+river+trail+plainfield+il&hl=en&ll=41.618747,-88.199658&spn=0.012111,0.01929&sll=41.616902,-88.201536&sspn=0.006056,0.009645&hnear=Dupage+River+Trail,+Plainfield,+Will,+Illinois+60544&t=m&z=16 The walking/biking trail starts at Riverview Park, located on Naperville-Plainfield road just east of Route 59 and is behind Plainfield Lock Techs and the drive is just east of the tracks. It looks like you are going to an office building but the trail head is behind the building. This trail follows the ComEd right-of-way to a turnaround loop at 143rd Street. It will, eventually, be part of the 29-mile DuPage River Trail starting in Naperville and ending in Channahon. It provides an access point which allows people to use the river for canoeing, kayaking and tubing, and the path and bridge provide greater access for fishing,

8 miles at Hammel Woods...fast pace, secondary trails & maybe a little muddy!

Hammel Woods - Crumby Recreation Area

PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE: BRING AND WEAR YOUR MASKS! OUR STATE COVID NUMBERS ARE RISING AND WE CAN ALL DO OUR PART TO KEEP EACH OTHER HEALTHY. ***I AM NOT MAKING EXCEPTIONS ON THIS*** YOU ARE AGREEING TO THIS REQUEST IF YOU JOIN US ...OR PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP This hike is SUNDAY morning. WE WILL MEET IN THE PARKING LOT ADJACENT TO BAILEY ROAD OFF OF BLACK ROAD. WE WILL START AT EXACTLY 10:30 am...We will be hiking at a FAST PACE and cannot be responsible for anyone who cannot keep the pace. If you join us, please be able to see yourself back to the parking lot. This hike will be on pavement, wooded paths and secondary trails. It has some very nice scenery and some hills. I want to go off the paved path and into the wooded paths to explore a little. I hope you can make it! https://maps.google.com/maps?q=W+Black+Rd+%26amp%3B+S+IL+Route+59,+Shorewood,+IL&ll=41.536603,-88.191108&spn=0.00142,0.002406&hnear=State+Highway+59+%26+W+Black+Rd,+Shorewood,+Will,+Illinois+... https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/Preserves-Trails/Trails/Dupage-River-Trail Please bring: A good attitude Decent walking /hiking shoes Dress in comfortable layers and according to weather forecast Drinking water and snack

Hike Settler's Park

Settlers' Park

Let's meet at Settler's Park. We will start out at 5:30, promptly...if you are running late, you can catch us on the loop back. Intending to walk about an hour - 4 miles, but others will often walk for about 4.5 miles or longer. IF YOU START LATE, WALK TO THE RIGHT AND YOU WILL RUN INTO THE GROUP. This is a lit path that circles a pond, goes into the woods and has some very pretty features. We will have to make it a few times around to get in the miles we want, but I think you will enjoy this location! Meet behind the Plainfield Village Hall Parking lot at the stone walk ledge near the bathrooms. You can park at the village lot. Please bring: Water and snacks Good hiking Shoes Dress in layers and according to weather forecast A good attitude

Hike Settler's Park

Settlers' Park

Let's meet at Settler's Park. We will start out at 5:30, promptly...if you are running late, you can catch us on the loop back. Intending to walk about an hour - 4 miles, but others will often walk for about 4.5 miles or longer. IF YOU START LATE, WALK TO THE RIGHT AND YOU WILL RUN INTO THE GROUP. This is a lit path that circles a pond, goes into the woods and has some very pretty features. We will have to make it a few times around to get in the miles we want, but I think you will enjoy this location! Meet behind the Plainfield Village Hall Parking lot at the stone walk ledge near the bathrooms. You can park at the village lot. Please bring: Water and snacks Good hiking Shoes Dress in layers and according to weather forecast A good attitude

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