Nov 1, 2019: Walkshop Alumni Walk at Waterfall Glen

Nov 1, 2019: Walkshop Alumni Walk at Waterfall Glen

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Let’s get together for a long walk at Waterfall Glen with past and future Walkshop Alumni. It’s a one-day mini-break from your weekly routine, and gets you outside to stretch your legs and engage other leaders from Chicago. We’ll tackle 9.5 miles of forested trails when the leaves are changing and the air is turning crisp.

Price of Admission? Free, if you bring a +1 person who hasn’t gone on a Walkshop before.

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Agenda

9:30am - Depart from Table XI offices (328 S Jefferson Ave). We’ll carpool together - let us know if you want a ride (or can drive).

10:30am - Arrive at Waterfall Glen and start the hike. This is a 9.5 mile flat loop hike so we will allow about 4 hours (depending on the pace set).

12:15pm - Trail lunch together halfway through.

2:30pm - Meet back at the start. We’ll have a few refreshments (prosecco for sure!) and then we’ll hop in cars to return to Chicago.

3:30 - Arrive back in Chicago at the Table XI offices.

What to Bring

  • A packed lunch + any snacks

  • Water for your hike

  • Hiking poles

  • Layers, if it’s chilly

Location

The 2,503-acre Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien is one of the most ecologically impressive parcels of open space in the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, if not northern Illinois. It is also one of the District’s most popular forest preserves, known for its Rocky Glen waterfall, Sawmill Creek bluff overlook, and extensive trails.

Directions: The main entrance is on Northgate Road. From I-55, take Cass Avenue 0.5 mile south to Northgate Road. Turn right on Northgate and go 400 feet to the lot. To reach the Rocky Glen waterfall parking lot, take Cass Avenue 1.5 miles south of Northgate Road to Bluff Road. Take Bluff Road 0.3 mile east to the lot. A third parking lot is on the east side of Lemont Road at 101st Street, 1 mile south of I-55.

If you’re driving yourself, plan to meet us at the main parking lot at 10:30am.