Social Event

Photography Hike w/ The Misison Continues & Brushwood Center

June 25, 2022  10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Mission

Brushwood Center

30239 S. State Route 53
Wilmington, IL

Event Overview

Join The Mission Continues 2nd platoon for a photography hike event. We will be joining up with Brushwood Center . This hike will take place at the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (https://www.fs.usda.gov/midewin ).

We will meet in a gravel parking area called The Iron Bridge Trailhead. There is an information kiosk and clean modern outhouses. From here we will hike mostly on crushed limestone trails but depending on conditions, we may walk in long grass. Total distance 1 to 1.5 miles, stopping along the way to discuss various features of the area. Part of our route takes us adjacent to the north fence of the bison pasture. Bison MAY be visible, but they roam in a pasture of over 1000 acres so seeing them is not always possible.

Brushwood Center will provide cameras as loaners for this event.

Will monitor for inclement weather

Directions to Iron Bridge Trailhead.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/1mVm8poQrfdFUqoq8
2 miles south of Elwood, IL on East side of US Route 53.
Drive to Iron Bridge Trailhead parking lot. Turn left onto River Road and drive until you reach a “T” in the road where there are traffic lights. Turn left onto Highway 53 and drive north about 3 miles. There will be a limestone road right after you drive under the “Iron Bridge.” Drive in about ¼ mile to parking area

What To Wear

TMC blues

What to Bring

Comfortable clothes and shoes for hiking

Accessibility

Uneven terrain

Who’s Invited

Kids (under 13);Adults (21+);Adults (18+)

Chicago Platoon

Event Contact:  Rogelio Villa
rvilla@missioncontinues.org
(773) 603-7664

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