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Hello, I am in the beginning stages of backpacking. I am looking for someone around my region to mentor me, take me out on a few hikes and teach me some things. I have a passion to explore, get away from society, see nature, and just experience what the world offers outside work and what everyone else says to do. I am currently buying and getting gear. I would like to start off on the river to river trail in the Shawnee National forest.

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Maybe you can join up with this meetup group on some of their outings that they do down in Southern Illinois.

http://www.meetup.com/hiking-326/
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There is also an active Sierra Club group in Southern Illinois, as well as the Chicago area groups, which do plan trips to Southern Illinois.  But a +1 on the Meetup idea.

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