Kettle Moraine Southern Unit - IAT (Intermediate)

Trip is an Intermediate Level trip.

Friday November 8th.

Assemble at Shelter #1 in the Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit, I won't be making it there until around 5pm. Parking is available off of State Highway 67 at the STH-67 Wayside. From the wayside take the IAT 0.4mi north to the spur trail for the shelter. State Park sticker is required for parking in the State Forest.

Saturday November 9th

We will walk back out to the cars and shuttle in the morning.

Total mileage for the day will be about 18 miles. After shuttling the cars we will start from the wayside rest and continue south on the IAT. We will hike down the IAT stopping for lunch maybe around the Visitor Center & Forest headquarters or further down the trail. We will continue to make our way to Shelter #3 for the night.

Sunday November 10th

Our hike out will be about 4.4 miles to get to our cars at the Blackhawk/Whitewater Lake segments parking lot. Shuttle cars as needed and then begin our journeys back home.


General Info

The shelters do have a pit toilet/outhouse but do not have a water source. So for Saturday night there might be water available at the Visitor Center if it is still turned on. I will also plan on leaving some water caches near Shelter 3 for us. They don’t have a fireplace or stove(outdoor pit) but provide excellent protection from the wind and elements.  Participation will be limited to 10 persons based on the DNR shelter occupancy limit. There are benches along the walls to sleep on but they won’t accommodate 10 people.  There is plenty of floor space and we are allowed to set up tents around the shelter. Hopefully there will be no snow yet so we can scavage for firewood.

Average High Temp: 45 - Average Low Temp: 29

A State park parking sticker is required for parking in the Kettle Moraine area.


Fee Information

Your $15.00 participation fee 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  



Links

Map - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kms/pdfs/kmsforestmap.pdf

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

You are fully responsible for your food, water, park stickers, and own security during this trip.

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  • Melanie

    Awesome job Chris. Thanks for planning, you deserve 5stars.

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Windy weather, great trip, more memories to add to the bank. Thanks everyone for coming!!!

    November 11, 2013

  • Mike

    awesome trip, awesome group!

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Beau B.

    Great trip with a great group! Thanks for organizing Chris, and for Brian letting me ride down with him.

    1 · November 10, 2013

    • Brian P.

      Thanks for the hat Beau - saved my ass.

      2 · November 10, 2013

    • Beau B.

      You wore it on your head right?? jk, glad I could help!

      1 · November 10, 2013

  • Nikki

    Thank you Chris for a great hike! Had a great first time in the kettles!

    2 · November 10, 2013

  • Brian P.

    Now I feel like 4 but I know as soon as I can walk normal it will be a 5

    2 · November 10, 2013

  • Brian P.

    I will remember this one forever. The Raging Winds Hike. Thanks for organizing this Chris.

    2 · November 10, 2013

  • Bryan

    Thanks for organizing Chris. Great group, great trip.

    2 · November 10, 2013

  • Brian P.

    Beau; We are coming from the same neck of the woods. Did you want to share a ride. I wouldn't care if we took your truck or mine -- I do have a full tank of company gas though :-) If you are interested when would you plan on leaving? I cannot leave until 2 or slightly thereafter.

    November 8, 2013

  • Brian P.

    I am leaving from Appleton between 2:00 and 2:30pm. Plenty of room if we want to take my truck. Open to other arrangements.

    November 6, 2013

  • Nikki

    I am coming from the La Crosse area if anyone would like to carpool from that direction (through Madison).

    October 8, 2013

  • Melanie

    I'm planning on getting there around 4pm. If anyone else wants to as well, I can carpool my car Friday night. Giving us more time for hiking in the daylight on saturday as it gets dark earlier...

    1 · October 2, 2013

  • Beau B.

    Planning on being at the wayside at 5 as well. Open to Carpooling from the Appleton/Kaukauna/GB area.

    October 2, 2013

  • Brian P.

    Excellent

    August 1, 2013

  • Mike

    Save me a spot ; ) I signed up and paid via paypal, but the site seems not to have registered it, I sent Ken an email about it.

    August 1, 2013

    • Melanie

      You're in now! :)

      August 1, 2013

    • Mike

      Oh, he's in!

      2 · August 1, 2013

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