August 11, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Join us on this "backpacking basics" for first time backpackers and beginning backpackers. It also includes 3 workshops on backpacking essentials that every backpacker should know.
Arrive at 10:00 am at the Parnell Tower parking lot. We will do our workshops in a shady, grassy area then will be followed by a short 3.5 hike of the Parnell tower trail. We will cover the following topics:
• How to choose your backpacking equipment
• Backpacking Stoves & Cooking
• Leave No Trace Principles
• FAQ's session
Please bring a lunch, snack and water for yourself. Expected end time of these workshops and hike will be no later than 4:30pm.
If you have any gear that you are unsure about and want more information on, bring it with you and I'll be glad to help!
Map of Parnell trail: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kmn/PDFs/kmnparnelltr.pdf
Map of Kettle Moraine North: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kmn/pdfs/kmnmap.pdf
You are required to have a park sticker to park anywhere in the the Kettle Moraine State Park, these stickers can be purchased at the visitor center. The visitor center is open April through October, weekdays (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and weekends (9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Hours vary November through March. More info can be found here: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/admission.html
All attendees must RSVP in order to join us. If you want to bring friends, they must create a meetup account and RSVP for themselves.
If you have any questions, you can email me at [masked]