That’s a Wrap Chicago!


By: Outdoor Afro Leader Viva Yeboah

This past Saturday, Outdoor Afro Chicago wrapped up 2013 with a hike along the Cap Saucer and Swallow Cliff loop in Palos Park, IL.

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This loop is linked with several other trails that make up Cap Saucer Holdings Nature Preserve, the largest nature preserve in northeast Illinois. What is awesome about this nature preserve, is that is so close to Chicago, but still provides the peacefulness of nature. The trails have multiple uses including mountain biking, running, hiking and horseback riding.

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Our hike consisted of 6 miles of hilly terrain. We enjoyed great conversations around the topics of public education, zouk music and what’s next for Outdoor Afro Chicago. Hiking offers a space to reflect, observe and connect with individuals. We met a fellow Outdoor Afro on his horse and even got a glimpse of deer before it galloped away!

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GirlTrek represented at our hike!

2013 has been a successful year for Outdoor Afro Chicago. We have grown in many ways and that’s thanks to our members, the leadership team, as well as our sponsors and collaborators. We look forward to next year and continuing to provide a variety of activities with the growth of our leadership team.

Stay in touch through our meetup group or facebook group page!


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