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Newbie in Chicago

Happy Thursday, My Name is Hillary, some people call me Hills or Hill. I’m currently living in the southwest suburbs in Chicagoland. In my mid 20s and looking for a group of women to be active with. I love biking, kayaking, running, hiking and just connecting with others. I’m currently unemployed and looking for a job as well. Looking forward to joining a community that will allow me to be myself and as I embrace and learn more on the great outdoors. 

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Hey there, Hillary! Welcome!

We're glad you've joined the community! You'll find we have quite the solid contigent of folks in and around Chicago, you can take a look at some of the conversations happening on our Chicago Area Board. You also may want to check out our Women in the Outdoors.

Hopefully you can build some connections here, thanks for joining our community!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

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


Good luck!

“Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life.” (John Muir)

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