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July Hiking (7/29/18)

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Start:
July 29, 2018 1:00 pm
End:
July 29, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue:
Blue Star Memorial Woods
Address:
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701 E Lake Ave, Glenview, IL, United States

Warren Grienenberger invites everyone to join him on a Sunday afternoon to hike in the Blue Star Memorial Woods of the Cook Country Forest Preserves.  Blue Star Woods is located on the south side of East Lake Avenue about 1.4 miles east of Waukegan Road and just west of Harms Road.

We’ll meet in the parking lot near the main entrance and hike in a southerly direction along the unpaved equestrian/hiking version of the North Branch Trail, passing through woodlands and looking for summer wildflowers.  Don’t forget your water bottle.

After our hike we’ll enjoy a midafternoon meal at Hackney’s on Harms, a venerable local favorite since 1939.  Check it out at http://hackneys.net/location/harms/. If weather permits, we’ll sit in their inviting garden dining area.

 

Date/Time:   Sunday, July 29, 2018, 1:00 pm

Location:   Blue Star Memorial Woods, Glenview IL (Blue Star Woods is located on the south side of East Lake Avenue about 1.4 miles east of Waukegan Road and just west of Harms Road. )
Contact:   Email club50_120@yahoo.com and look for “July Hike (7/29/18)” for contact information.  Do not respond to this email since it’s from an unmanned site.

 

Meet in the parking lot near the main entrance.
 
We’ll hike in a southerly direction along the unpaved equestrian/hiking version of the North Branch Trail, passing through woodlands and looking for summer wildflowers. The full walk has the shape of a number 9, and will run about 1 hour 45 minutes. We can turn back short of that if it is hot or for any other reason.
 
Remember your water bottle, sun protection AND insect repellent. Hats, long pants and long sleeves would be the most prudent. We will be on a wide gravel bridal path, so ticks are just a minor concern.
 
There is a portapottie in the parking lot and another about 20 minutes into the hike, which we will pass again on the return. 
 
After our hike we’ll enjoy a mid-afternoon meal at Hackney’s on Harms, a venerable local favorite since 1939. Check it out at http://hackneys.net/location/harms/. If weather permits, we’ll sit in their inviting garden dining area.