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New Meetup: Oberg Mountain to Bally Creek Road (34 Miles of SHT)

From: Rachel
Sent on: Friday, May 8, 2009 8:04 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Minneapolis/St. Paul Backpackers Meetup Group!

What: Oberg Mountain to Bally Creek Road (34 Miles of SHT)

When: June 4,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Meetup Description: Ready to Backpack? It's the new rage! We are getting a lot of interest in trips, so let's continue our journey! This is an intermediate/advance trip from Oberg Mountain to Bally Creek Road (Forest Rd 158)
This is part of the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT)

Thursday, June 4th - Drive and hike in 1.2 miles to West Rollins Creek Campsite.

Friday, June 5th - Hike 17.4 miles to the Spruce Creek Campsite.

Saturday, June 6th - Hike 10.8 miles to the North Cascade River campsite.

Sunday, June 7th - Hike 4.9 miles to the Bally Creek Road Trailhead. Then we will drive for dinner and head back home.

In order to finish this hike on time, we need to get up early each day and get moving by no later than 8am.

We will discuss this event more at a meeting I call the ?pre-pack meetup?. During this time we will discuss gear, where to eat after the journey, shuttle route, gas and meals. The meetup will be at the ?Lebanon Hills Visitor?s Center? in Eagan. More details will be posted soon.

If you will be driving, a ?MN state park sticker? is required. You can buy a 1-yr sticker at REI for $25. You can purchase a 1-day sticker for $5 per day.

IMPORTANT: If you are going on the trip, but are unable to attend the planning meeting, we need you to contact one of the trip leaders before the planning meeting to make sure they have obtained the necessary information from you. Failure to attend the planning meeting or respond to e-mails from trip leaders may result in your being removed from the trip.

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