NW Burbs 2010 Wisconsin River Trip July 17-18
Dan N will be organizing this event. Please forward all questions pertaining to this trip to him.
Two Days, One Night (July 17th)
This is the 3rd Annual Canoe Camping on the Wisconsin River. This year’s trip will be a 23 mile paddle on the lower Wisconsin River from Gotham to Boscobel, WI. We will be canoe camping on an island in the Wisconsin River. We will meet Saturday morning at a location about 1 ½ hours beyond Madison Wisconsin. You should plan on leaving the NW suburbs around 6:00 AM on Saturday morning in order to reach the put-in by 10:00 AM. There the cars will be unloaded and shuttled to the take out point. Canoes will be loaded and off we go down river. We will stop on a sand bar for lunch and later choose an island for our overnight camp site. After pitching camp and preparing dinner we will enjoy a campfire and the solitude of a river island.
After breakfast Sunday morning we will continue downstream and enjoy a few more hours of paddling and lunch on another sandbar. We should be back at the cars early afternoon for the return drive home.
Keep in mind that this is primitive camping; there are no facilities (no flush toilets, no pits and no showers) on the island, yet unlike backpacking, comfort items like chairs and coolers of cold beverages can easily be carried in a canoe. This type of trip also means a lot less gear than typical car camping trips.
The cost per participant will be $40 per person. The $40 fee covers canoe rental and and firewood. The event is pre-pay for you to be able to RSVP YES. If you can not attend, you must request a refund (less payment charge) NO LATER THAN JULY 9TH 1:00pm. If you cancel after this time or are a no-show, you will lose your payment. The waitlist does not work for pre-pay events, so just RSVP “No” and put the date and time you left the RSVP.
Meals are not included in the fee. If we get enough volunteers to assits with cooking and gear we can add a group dinner Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. In that event there may be an additional $2-3 per person charge to food. Lunch Saturday is pack your own. We can have lunch on Sunday in Boscobel at A&W or Subway.
Further details will be communicated by email to those who RSVP for the trip. Please contact the trip organizer (Dan) with any questions.
Again, I ask the following:
1) This is an adult only event. Please no children.
2) No pets on this one.
Carpooling and sharing of gear will be discussed in group email communications.
Please feel free to e-mail DAN with any questions.