two-day intermediate trip to Yellow River

 

This will be a SATURDAY to MONDAY trip. WE WILL NOT RETURN TO CHICAGO BEFORE MONDAY EVENING.

Other than the days of the week, this will be a pretty typical intermediate trip. Participants must have completed a beginners' bootcamp or receive prior dispensation from the organizer (based on their experience and skills). The terrain is moderate (a few hills, several loops) and includes horse trails. Given the recent weather expect swollen creeks and muddy trails, but hopefully also some nice wildflowers and early leaves.The specific route will depend on weather, but expect around 10 miles on Sunday and 5 on Monday.

For those who can leave earlier on Saturday, there are plenty of sights along the way to the park, including the National Mustard Museum near Madison, New Glarus brewery, and several parks with nice day-hikes.

Logistics:

We'll arrange carpools based on time and place you're leaving. The meet-up fee posted does not include the $9 per tent camping fee for car-camping Saturday night, or the cost of gas or parking/entry fees. Please bring cash to cover these fees. We'll make the camping reservations (or look into accessible backcountry sites for Sat night) once RSVPs close.

Maps and other details will be sent out with the final carpool information.

Further information:

• Participation is at the discretion of the organizer.

• Participants who do not promptly respond to the organizer's emails will be removed from the trip.

• Group size is limited. No guests, plus-ones or non-members.

• Neither dogs nor minors will be permitted.

• There is a $5 non-refundable fee for signing up for the trip.

• All participants will plan their own meals.

• Each carpool will make its own gasoline/mileage reimbursement arrangements.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the trip or preparation,

Sarah

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  • Alex H.

    Unfortunately i have to cancel my trip as i am busy at work, we have operation difficulties and i am on 12 hrs shift work with no weekend free. Sorry

    Alex

    May 9, 2013

  • Alex H.

    Hi

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    Alex

    May 4, 2013

  • Donnie K.

    Would love to cant

    April 30, 2013

  • Christa W.

    Mother's day weekend. I have been there before and it is beautiful!

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On call, drat it, but we did Yellow River last summer and it is beautiful! Everyone have fun!

    April 30, 2013

  • Collin

    I'd love to do this, but I'll be out of the country on a more touritry kid of trek.

    April 29, 2013

  • david g

    Sounds like an ambling couple of beautiful spring days. Would love to go but have the flu.

    April 29, 2013

  • Z

    I'm new to meetup. I just found about this trip and looks like there is no beginner bootcamp scheduled before this trip. I've camped/hiked extensively in the past. My most recent overnight camping/hiking was on Acatenango of Guatemela back in Christmas&New Year's.. Also done Mount Olympus in Greece, Kackar Mountains and Lycian Way in Turkey. Do I need to attend a beginner's bootcamp before this trip? Not really sure what's covered and/or if I need it. Thanks.

    April 27, 2013

  • Alex H.

    Hi Christopher/Sarah

    I am attending beginners' boot-camp on Sat Apr 27, should i RSVP now for this trip or after the boot-camp?

    April 24, 2013

    • sarah

      You can RSVP now, but if you decide to drop we don't offer refunds. I don't think the trip will fill since it means an extra day off work for most folks.

      April 24, 2013

  • Nancy F.

    Looking forward to it!

    April 24, 2013

  • Paul C.

    This looks like a fun trip! I'm doing a beginner Bootcamp this weekend to learn the ropes...you'll be seeing me in the future soon. Thanks!

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • promyk

    aah! of all the weekends, this is the only one I cannot do...

    April 23, 2013

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