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May Kettle Moraine North Weekend

This is an Intermediate Level trip

This is an abbreviated, less detailed, version of the trip itinerary. Some recent events dictate the precaution of not posting exact locations to a public webpage. The complete itinerary will be forwarded to you following an affirmative RSVP or by request.

Friday May 3rd
I am tentatively planning to hike about 8 miles in to the shelter hopefully starting around 1pm. If anyone else would like to do this part of the hike, please let me know. We can get a departure time nailed down as the trip gets a little closer.

For everyone else, there won’t be a set meeting time, instead arrive and hike in to the shelter as your schedule permits. The best parking option is about 1 mile from the shelter.

Saturday May 4th
The overall distance for the day will be 13 miles.

In the morning we’ll hike back to the parking lot and shuttle vehicles as necessary. This will also be an opportunity to replenish water, possibly swap out some gear and stash trash.

Our next stop will be for a lunch break about 2/3 of the way through the hike. There is a well and we will have the opportunity to replenish water. Following the break we’ll continue on to the shelter.

Being the eve of Cinco de Mayo, we’ll continue our traditional taco bar meal. Like I’ve done in the past I’ll get all the fixings, place them in a cooler and make sure they end up in a vehicle near the shelter. This group meal is optional and if you wish to participate it usually ends up costing about $5 per person

Sunday May 5th
There are several options for the hike out, 1, 4 and 11 miles. We can position cars at the first or second lot and shuttle as necessary.

General Info
The shelters do have a pit toilet/outhouse. There is no water source at the shelter. I’m anticipating most people will be bringing a tent but there is also room on the benches in the shelter. Please post a note if you plan to stay in the shelter. I’m not budgeting for any firewood but we should be able to scavenge enough for a nice fire

Average temperatures for this time of year -- Hi 65F, Low 40F

This trip will take a little more coordination and shuttling than usual with multiple entry and exit points and a taco meal to position ahead of time.

Fee Info
Your meetup fee of $15.00 includes the following:
Shelter Reservation (2 nights, $12.00/night) - $24.00
Reserve America reservation fee - $9.70
Meetup Fee (2 nights, $5.00/night) - $10.00

Your meetup fee does not include:
Taco Meal – Additional $5

Following is a link to a map of the Kettle Moraine State Forest Northern Unit

Feel free to contact me with any questions through the meetup site or directly at [masked]

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  • Gary

    Great time! Thanks Randall

    2 · May 6, 2013

  • Melanie

    Another great weekend! Thanks Randall for planning this and the weather for being cooperative.

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • Melanie

    I may get there around 4pm, so I'll park in a way to MAYBE get a few miles in on Friday. Still unsure with the new job, either way I'll be there! I can't be missing one of Randall's trip!

    1 · April 29, 2013

    • Melanie

      Okay, I lied, i can't leave work until 3:45. So there goes that idea.

      May 3, 2013

  • Chris S.

    I'm going to end up needing to hike out on Saturday night. Hopefully can be a bit less eventful then last time.

    May 2, 2013

  • Sybille

    I take one of the benches in the shelter if available

    May 2, 2013

  • Bryan

    Going to try out a bivvy in the shelter. Looking forward to the trip, first time out this year.

    April 30, 2013

  • Gary

    I'm in for the 8 mile hike in on Friday

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Already have plans that weekend but looking forward to the next meet!

    April 11, 2013

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