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Illinois - Deer Grove Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Mary Bonsall!

Trail Rating: This is a green hike
Deer Grove Forest Preserve Trail. We will meet in the parking lot for the new Jelly Cafe in Palatine (address above) at 7am andenjoy a delicious breakfast on the patio. Then we will take a stroll through the forest preserve. I plan to take the paved trail to the yellow unpaved trail. (about 5 miles) Here is the trail map https://c8.alamy.com/comp/CB6T9P/orange-trail-deer-grove-forest-preserve-cook-county-illinois-CB6T9P.jpg 
Date: August 11th
Time: 7:00 AM
Distance: 5+ Miles
Location: Deer Grove Forest Preserve
Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: none needed
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/illinois/deer-grove-forest-preserve-loop
Kids Yes
Men: No
http://fpdcc.com/deer-grove/ for more info

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing at least 2 L of water, and your 10 essentials. If you are bringing kids or dogs please bring enough snacks/water for them as well. Dogs must be leashed and friendly with other dogs/kids. 

If most people want to do the hike and not have breakfast at the cafe, we can hike first and then those who choose to have a bite can do so afterward. 

This is a fairly easy and super fun hike! It is mostly shaded so it should not be too hot! 

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten. please be sure to ask any questions you may have in advanced! 

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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