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Backpacking pictured rocks! Planning and details

  • Apr 11, 2012 · 6:30 PM

I am planning a trip to Pictured Rocks in August... This is an information and meet n greet... I will have details/plans of the trip and will be taking suggestions... We are in the beginning stages of organization and I am opening it up to this group to see whose in... If the weather is bad we will head to depot town... Meet me in the parking lot and we will discuss the details there or by the river... After which we can grab a drink... I am planning to backpack but here are some other options for this trip: Sea kayaking the shore Canoeing the two hearted river A boat ride along the shore! I look forward to meeting those interested! If you are interested and can't make the meeting... Let me know and I will send you a copy of meeting notes!

MEETING NOTES: Backpacking Pictured rocks national lake shore trip details! Proposed dates: 8/11-8/17 Cost: $5 per person per night, hotel for Friday the 17th FYI: Pictured rocks is a 42 mile long trail It is rated as easy However, I have been told there is small ups and downs and climbing over rocks etc. Some days could be more difficult technically. Only 2 of the sites have backcountry toilets... So shovels are a necessity. Once we finish the 42 miles we can get a ride back to Munising Fires are only permitted at sites with rings Park rules: 1. No more than 6 people per site 2. No more than 2 tents per site Current plan: -We will drive up there on Saturday the 11th -Camp that night in Munising -Check in at the visitors center on Sunday and begin -Groups of 6 will travel together -We will backpack approximately 7 miles each day (of course that will probably change depending on weather/group/etc) -We will do day hikes after getting to camp -On Friday, we will catch the forest service shuttle back to Munising and crash at a hotel. -On Saturday the 18th, I plan to set up an event for sea kayaking the shore (I do not plan on doing that myself) -my plan is to kayak or canoe the two hearted river. -Sunday the 19th everyone heads home :-( Personal must haves: -backpack -good hiking boots -appropriate clothing for changing weather -sleeping bag -sleeping mat -compass Group must haves -2-3 stoves -2 poop shovels -2-3 water filtration devices -2 three person tents or tarps -bag or bags for hanging from trees to store food/toiletries -2 trail maps -first aid kit Groups will be determined after I figure out who is actually going. What I expect: -that everyone in a group will meet at least twice to plan and get to know one another (you better learn to like one another before the trip lol) -that a group works together, and supports all members -that each person is physically capable of completing this journey and of assisting group members in an emergency situation (i.e. carrying them to help/safety)

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  • Dylan C.

    It was a great trip! This and the shorter trips leading up to it were my first introduction to backpacking. Please note, I can't take credit for many of the pics I just uploaded. They are from Sam, Jim G, and Caryn.

    August 25, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    Because it is cold and looks like it will be damp... I'm moving the meet up indoors to sticks on Cross

    April 11, 2012

  • Ken K.

    If you are interested in learning a bit more about what the Lakeshore Trail is like I finally got around to posting audio and video from my trip there last May. You can find it all at:

    April 10, 2012

  • Ken K.

    7 miles a day. Wow that'll vanish quickly. The trail is easy. A few hills do exist but they're tiny. Food is hung on bear poles (very irritating) and PIRO has been working in adding food lockers.

    April 9, 2012

  • Kristine

    I'm interested in the trip but cannot make the meeting. I'll keep checking this page.

    April 9, 2012

  • Caryn ;.
    This is a link to the google doc of my trip plan.... Please do not edit the original text (not sure if you can lol).... Please post?s here....

    April 9, 2012

  • Caryn ;.

    That might work Lisa... Becca doesn't want to stay for the whole weekend

    1 · April 8, 2012

  • lisa m.

    FYI~ just planning ahead and want you to be aware ahead of time. I need to leave Friday night the 17th for home after we get dropped off by the shuttle. I need to be home on Saturday the 18th for plans I cannot forgo.

    April 8, 2012

  • lisa m.

    I'm definatly in for the pictured rocks trip! :)

    April 7, 2012

  • Sam P.

    Can't make to the meeting but count me in for the trip. Hopefully we would be doing the whole 42 miles and Kacy would join me.

    March 31, 2012

  • Ken K.

    I I can't the meetup but a PIRO trip is always fun. I always enjoy going there.

    1 · March 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make the meeting, but interested in details. Will check back.

    March 30, 2012

  • Caroline L.

    I'm interested too, but can't make the meeting! Keep me posted!

    March 18, 2012

  • lisa m.

    I'm interested too caryn, but can't make it to the mtg but would love to do this And love this park. Please keep me in the loop! Thx! ;)

    March 17, 2012

  • Michelle

    Hi Caryn,
    I might be interested but can't make the meting. Please share any information you have. Thanks!!! trinity90578 at yahoo

    March 16, 2012

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