My name is Jen and I live in the suburbs of Chicago. I went to school in Wisconsin/Minnesota and really enjoy being active and the outdoors. I have found it super challenging to meet people with common interests, especially during the pandemic. I would love to connect with locals and get into anything active!
Hi @Jen31 - there are a few of us here from Chicagoland (I'm in Naperville, myself). Welcome!
Have you joined any of the local Meetups? There is a pretty active backpacking group that has a (for now) virtual monthly meeting. Likely to have some trips starting in the Fall when it gets cooler
You bet! I've only been a member for under a year but they're a good group of people with a lot of experience and knowledge - AND they're really happy to share that wisdom
I live in the far north suburbs. Welcome to the area. Must be a big change from Wisconsin and Minnesota!
You'll also find paddling groups, hiking groups, and biking groups on MeetUp.com. Just about anything you want. The groups out of Chicago are many,varied, (pre-Covid) very active.