Winter Overnight Trip
This is a one-night intermediate trip to Lapham Peak near Milwaukee. Lapham Peak has some gently rolling hills and wooded terrain. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/lapham/
WHO CAN ATTEND
Participants should have some backpacking experience - at least a bootcamp or equivalent experience. You should be prepared for temperatures to get down to 0F overnight and be able to hike a few miles carrying all of your winter gear. Organizers will strive to ensure participant enjoyment; however, you are ultimately responsible for your own comfort and safety. If you have any questions about winter gear/your gear, please email the organizers.
We'll leave Chicago around 11 am (getting us to the park around 1pm), we'll hike a few miles (no more than 3, possibly less) into camp from the cars, and camp in the Lapham Peak backcountry site. On Sunday, we'll head into town for a group breakfast before driving back to Chicago.
Lapham Peak hosts a candlelight cross-country ski and hike Saturday evening. If there's interest, we can walk up from the campsite to participate.
Meetup fee: $5 at time of RSVP
Camping fee: $2/person - bring cash
gas/tolls/park sticker ($10 unless you have an annual pass) should be arranged/split with your carpool. Individual carpools work out payment arrangement.
Organizers will make the carpool arrangements about 7-10 days before the trip.
No add-ons. If your friend wants to attend, please ask him/her to sign up for the Meetup site and join the trip through normal procedures.
No pets, children, or other dependents
If the trip is full, please sign up for “want a spot”
We practice Leave No Trace outdoor ethics (www.lnt.org) and expect the same from all participants.
INFORMATION ABOUT WINTER BACKPACKING