Weekend Backpack Forest Glenn

I have been itching to backpack Forest Glen again.  It's a very lovely, rugged trail with two very nice backcountry campsites.  There is water for filtering.  Here is the schedule -

Arrive at Forest Glen at 6 pm Friday June 6th and backpack the two miles into the first campsite (this is for anyone who wants to camp two nights, as I am going to do - anyone who wants to join me is welcome to do so)

Saturday Morning I will hike out without packs (with anyone who wants to join me) to meet other backpackers arriving at 10 Am at the Ranger Station.  We will then hike to the first camp site and grab our gear and hike another 6 miles to the second camp site.  We will set up camp, filter water, find firewood, make our fire, eat and hang out.  We may even go on a night hike (please remember to bring your headlamp or light source)

Sunday morning arise and eat a leisurely breakfast - pack up and hike around 4 miles to the Ranger Station (this trail is a loop).  We typically go out to eat after our backpacks so that will be an option for everyone before they head home.  I put an approximate end time of 4 pm but we may get done sooner depending on when we start Sunday morning.

You will need a tent or hammock, ground cloth, cooking equipment and food and a pack to carry it all in (no need to pack really heavy on a short trip such as this)  In case it rains you need rain gear or a poncho.  I will bring my stoves (pocket rocket and alcohol) and water filter.  I do recommend bringing water - but I think we should be able to filter water as well.

I do recommend walking poles for this trail as it can be quite steep in a few places.

Any questions please call me at the above number.  Due to the fact that we have to pre-register for this trail please RSVP in time for me to give a final count to Forest Glen.  I believe there is also a charge for this trail but I need to do some more research on that - I think it might be around $10 a person but I will double check that.


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  • Marie

    Thanks Joann and Rich. Great hike!

    June 8

  • Marie

    Sigh. Just giving fair warning I just had two routes come down and may not be able to go. I need to just give uo trying to have any sort of life this year.

    June 3

  • Marie

    Also there is still time for people to sign up for this if they wish.

    June 3

  • Marie

    Ok Rich and Joann, I put in our reservation today and spoke with the gal to verify she received it. She said if I hear nothing back then assume it is approved. So I will let you know if I hear anything back but she did not think there would be a problem.

    June 3

  • Lena

    I am sorry - I can't go now. I had other plans change and I wouldn't be able to get down/over there until like 1ish. If you had to pay anything, let me know and I can send a check or PayPal or something. So sorry!

    May 31

  • Rich

    Sounds like fun, Saturday and Sunday only. May I bring my dog?

    May 26

    • Marie

      Hi Rich, I am fine with the dog - maybe if anyone is allergic they can post a comment and let us know? I cant find anything about no dogs on the Forest Glen website, cant guarantee that dogs are ok but I cant find where they are not.

      May 26

  • Lena

    Am I still able to join? Would you recommend it for a first timer? I would have to come Saturday. Thanks.

    May 25

    • Marie

      Hi Lena, please feel free to sign up. We are going to go at a moderate pace so this should be fine for a beginner. Let me know if you have any equipment questions.

      May 25

    • Lena

      Thanks! Much appreciated. I won't have a stove with me but think I should be okay otherwise. I'll be packing my things in the next few days and may have some questions as I go through that process.

      May 25

  • Brian

    Marie, this sounds like a fun trip. We'll keep it in mind as the date approaches!

    May 9

    • Marie

      Thanks Brian I would love to see you and the girls!

      May 9

  • Phil C

    Ooh, good times! Enjoy

    May 8

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