What we're about

“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 (4+)

Hike Lake Renwick off RENWICK RD (**Location Change**) - 4 Miles

Needs a location

Due to the road construction on Lockport St., we will use this entrance for the foreseeable future.

STARTING PROMPTLY AT 5:35!

3 or 6 mile Hike! Let's meet at the Renwick Rd entrance to Lake Renwick.

PLEASE COMMENT AS TO WHAT PACE AND DISTANCE YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO AT, SO THAT LIKE MINDED INDIVIDUALS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN US.

Please bring:

Water and snacks
Decent walking/hiking shoes
Dress in layers and according to weather forecast
A good attitude

Let's Hike at Renwick Community Park- 4 Miles

Needs a location

Let's meet and hike, promptly at 5:35.

This is a 4.3 mile hike, all levels and paces are welcome (just please understand that everyone else will hike at their own preferred pace)! I hope you can make it! See you in the parking lot by 5:35! Please be on time. If you are interested in going, please respond with the pace you intend to go so that like minded individuals will be encouraged to join us. Since you are responsible for your own pace, it is always a good idea to communicate with others.

Please bring:

A good attitude

Decent walking shoes

Dress in comfortable layers and according to weather forecast

Drinking water and snacks

Hike at Eaton Preserve

Needs a location

If you are running late, start out clockwise and you will run into us.

This is a paved path that runs along the DuPage River. It is a 1 mile loop (similar length to Settler's Park) and I intend to do several. There is plenty of parking. There is barely any shade, so take that into consideration in hotter weather. A map is located under "files" on the "More" tab. See you there!

Please bring:
A good attitude
Decent walking /hiking shoes
Dress in comfortable layers and according to weather forecast
Drinking water and snack

Hike Lake Renwick off RENWICK RD (**Location Change**) - 4 Miles

Needs a location

Due to the road construction on Lockport St., we will use this entrance for the foreseeable future.

STARTING PROMPTLY AT 5:35!

3 or 6 mile Hike! Let's meet at the Renwick Rd entrance to Lake Renwick.

PLEASE COMMENT AS TO WHAT PACE AND DISTANCE YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO AT, SO THAT LIKE MINDED INDIVIDUALS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN US.

Please bring:

Water and snacks
Decent walking/hiking shoes
Dress in layers and according to weather forecast
A good attitude

Past events (1,490)

Hike at Eaton Preserve

Needs a location

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