Dates: October 20th-21st, 2018
Location: Forest Glen Preserve – Westville, IL
Join us for an overnight backpacking trip along the River Ridge Backpack Trail near Westville, IL. This trip is 3.5 hours south of Chicago.
The Plan >>>> We will meet at the staff office within the Forest Glen Preserve promptly at 10am. The first day’s hike will consist of forested trails, stream crossings and rugged elevation changes. We will hike approximately 7 miles to the backcountry campsites located at East Camp. After setting up camp, guests will have the option to explore the area or just hang out around the campfire. A guided night hike will be offered to those who are interested.
On Sunday morning, we will break camp then hike the remaining 4 miles back to our cars. We will meet at a local establishment in town for a bite to eat before heading back to Chicago.
Although this hike is only 11 miles, participants should be comfortable carrying all of their gear and hiking uneven terrain over steep inclines and declines. Those new to backpacking are welcome to join but should reach out to organizers for some additional insights. We are happy to help!
Forest Glen Preserve is a great place to hike and camp “off-grid” while still remaining in close proximity to Chicago. This is a great opportunity to test out new gear, enjoy a good workout and get out into the woods with like-minded people.
While we do our best to accommodate you throughout this trip, please know that you are ultimately responsible for your own safety and well-being. Each participant is responsible for obtaining and carrying his/her own meals and gear. While on the trail, we function as a group. We expect each participant to be a contributing member to group tasks such as gathering wood, filtering water, etc.
AS ALWAYS >>> A gear list specifically for this trip will be sent out upon registration.
• Gear List
• Meetup expenses and growing the group gear shed
>Payments must be received by Friday, October 12th.
>Paypal – https://www.paypal.me/tentlifepro/10 – Please select Friends & Family option
>Checks & QuickPay are also accepted. Please, pm for details.
Carpool options available.
Feel free to contact us with any questions. We are happy to help!