2021 Hike Schedule
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.
|Date||Hike Route||Length||Meet/Park @||Hike Name|
|Jan. 17||Bridge 37 to Lock 25||4.4 miles||Geneseo Campground (IL Rt. 82)||Cardinal|
|Feb. 21||Lock 17 to Lock 21||3.2 miles||Lock 21 (Lift Bridge)||Kingfisher|
|March 21||Lock 6 to Lock 11 (Br. 6)||4.6 miles||Lock 11 (Tiskilwa)||Snapping Turtle|
|April 18||Lock 21 to Bridge 15||5.4 miles||Br. 15 (Visitor’s Ctr.)||Raccoon|
|May 16||Lock 33 to Bridge 47||4.9 miles||Br. 45 IL. Rt. 40 (W. of Days Inn, Rock Falls)||Indigo Bunting|
|June 13||Bridge 59 to Bridge 62||4.2 miles||IL. Rt. 92 (Bridge 56)||Barred Owl|
|July 18||Bridge 41 to Lock 29||3.7 miles||Lock 29 (Colona)||Woodchuck|
|Aug. 15||Bridge 34 to Bridge 37||3.5 miles||IL. Rt. 82 (Geneseo Campground)||Woodcock|
|Sep. 19||Bridge 50 to Bridge 52||4.1 miles||Bridge 50 (IL. Rt. 172)||Cottonwood|
|Oct. 17||Bridge 15 to Bridge 17A||4.8 miles||Br. 15 W. Parking Lot, Visitor’s Ctr.)||Water Snake|
|Nov. 21||Bridge 62 to Lock 22||4.7 miles||Lock 22||Red Winged Blackbird|
|December||No Hike – Happy Holidays|
April Hike Press Release