Jan 18, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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***THIS IS A 3 NIGHT TRIP. WE WILL NOT BE RETURNING UNTIL MONDAY NIGHT***
This is a trip up north to Michigan's UP to spend a long weekend hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Our fun activities will be followed by sipping hot chocolate by rustic wood burning stoves in log cabins along Harlow Lake (Lake Superior is only a short hike away!). We have reserved three cabins in Little Presque Isle (near Marquette, MI). We will leave Chicago on Friday, January 18th and leave Little Presque Isle on Monday, January 21st. "The Little Presque Isle tract is often called the crown jewel of Lake Superior, with its beautiful sand beaches, rugged shoreline cliffs, heavily timbered forests, and unmatched public views."
Cabin Fee: $40/person for all three nights (includes $5 Meetup fee) Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and due at time of signup.
This trip is open to all backpackers; from beginners through seasoned trail veterans. Although we will not be sleeping outside in tents, it will still be very cold and you will need the gear and know-how to deal with these conditions. You will need to bring all bedding and cooking supplies/food, since the cabins are extremely rustic.
Since this is a winter trip with special safety concerns, no excessive alcohol consumption will be tolerated.
Typically, skiis and snowshoes are appropriate (and can be rented locally) for these trips.
Meal sharing is common (but not required) and we have social activities and games in the evenings.
- We practice Leave No Trace and expect that everyone attending is also committed to these principles. http://lnt.org/
- 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.
- The waitlist will be governed by a strict "first come, first served" policy
This is a general overview-specific details will be deseminated to attendees closer to the trip.