Hi @HillDawg8 and welcome.
The Chicago area has a really large number of active Meetup groups and I know there are a couple (at least) women-only outdoors groups.
There are also several outdoor groups that are really active and have a
lot of women who are active in them
Check out https://meetup.com
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