Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Freeman Kame-Meagher Forest Preserve
If you’ve always yearned to try backpacking, but didn’t have the confidence to do it on your own, here’s your chance to try a local weekend trip with a professional guide! Created especially for novice backpackers with limited outdoor experience, our adventure will include an “Introduction to Backpacking” training session, guided backpacking to the campsites, backpacking travelogues, naturalist-led hikes, chef-prepared meals, and evening campfires. Guiding our group will be an outdoor adventure leader from Rocktown Adventures and a Naturalist from the Kane County Forest Preserve. Expect to hike 3-5 miles per day over gently rolling terrain with packs weighing up to 35 pounds. All meals and campsite rental are included. We will supply group gear (cooking gear, food, first aid kit, etc) and will provide a personal gear list to all registrants prior to the program. Give us a call at 630.444.3191 with any questions. See you on the trail! This program is for ages 18 and above.
Friday, June 4; noon – Sunday, June 6; noon
Freeman Kame-Meagher Forest Preserve (Camp Tomo Chi-Chi Knolls entrance)
40W095 Freeman Road, Gilberts
To register, click here.