Great Lakes Urban Explorers Hike Schedule April-May 2015

Here is the spring schedule for our Great Lakes Urban Explorers group hiking.  Anyone is welcome to attend any of the hikes.  You do not need to inform me or anybody that you will be coming, just make sure you are there at the start time if you want to hike with the group.  Always check your email at least 1 hour before the hike.  If there is a weather cancellation it will be announced in the NUG list. I might also get a facebook group going of people who are interested in staying updated.

Tuesday April 7, 2015


Palos Sag Preserve

Little Red Schoolhouse
2-5 miles

We will meet in the parking lot of the nature preserve.  We will be taking the yellow trail to the black trail loop and back to the nature center via the yellow loop.  For those wanting to extend the hike there is the option of continuing further on the yellow trail, to the orange trail, around the slough, to the red trail, brown trail and back to the yellow trail.

Wednesday April 15, 2015


Busse Woods Loop

Elk Grove Village

1.4 miles +

This hike will be a part of the 11 miles of trails in Busse Woods.  We can visit the elks at the Elk Pasture too.

Tuesday April 21, 2015


Ryerson Woods
Riverwoods IL

4.5 miles

(I-94 to Deerfield Rd.  Left on Deerfield road, right on Riverwoods Rd., Left at the sign for Ryerson Conservation area).

Wednesday April 29, 2015


Crabtree nature hike

barrington, IL

2.8 miles

Meet at the exhibit building.

Sunday May 3, 2015



Morton Arboretum

Lisle IL

We will meet at parking area P8 on the East side of the Arboretum.

This hikes is for the grown-ups.  After the hike we can head back to the visitors center and eat or have coffee in their cafe’.  Note:  There is an entrance fee at the arboretum.

Tuesday May 12, 2015


Spring Valley nature center

Schaumburg, IL

we will meet at the farm.

June dates will be announced at a later date.