That is a good idea. I have contacted the REI clubs in my area. Only two within reasonable driving distance of Chicago, and one of them (McHenry), was shut down because of lack of interest.
The other one is in Palatine and they are having a meeting tomorrow, as it states on their web site. I have not been able to contact them and the contact person listed has not gotten back to me…so the hell with it. I’m going out to Palatine tomorrow night and we’ll see what happens.
I am a bit suprised though, that there isn’t more organized groups, forums, etc. located in Chicago.
Any other ideas anyone may have…I’ll take em and run with em