You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes. There is no fee for the hikes. We ask that you dress weather appropriately.
For more detailed information to locate the meeting/parking site email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Ed Herrmann at 815-664-2403 (home phone).
The hike schedule is posted below, along with links to recaps and photos of our previous hikes.
2020 Hike Schedule
|Date||Hike Route||Length||Meet/Park @||Hike Name|
|Jan. 19||Bridge 41 to Lock 29||3.7 miles||Lock 29 (Colona)||Woodchuck|
|Feb. 16||Lock 30 to Lock 32||4.6 miles||Lock 30 (Steel Dam/Milan)||Bald Eagle|
|March 15||Lock 22 to Bridge 23||5.7 miles||Bridge 23 (IL Rt. 78)||Mink|
|April 19||Bridge 47 to Bridge 50||4.0 miles||Br. 50 (IL Rt. 172)||White Tail Deer|
|May 17||Lock 6 to Br. 6 (Lock 11)||4.6 miles||Lock 6 (Tiskilwa)||Snapping Turtle|
|June 14||Bridge 37 to Lock 25||4.4 miles||Geneseo Campground||Cardinal|
|July 19||Bridge 28 to Bridge 33||4.1 miles||Br. 28 (Atkinson blacktob NW side)||Leopard Frog|
|Aug. 16||Lock 17 to Lock 21||3.2 miles||Lock 21 (lift bridge)||Kingfisher|
|Sep. 20||Bridge 52 to Bridge 56||4.2 miles||Bridge 56 (IL. Rt. 92)||Red Squirrel|
|Oct. 18||Lock 17 to Lock 11||3.2 miles||Lock 17||Wood Duck|
|Nov. 15||Bridge 23 to Bridge 28||5.0 miles||Bridge 23 (IL Rt. 78)||Muskrat|
|December||No Hike – Happy Holidays|
September Hike Press Release