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Glenbeulah Trip

  • Oct 5, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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This trip was suggested by Dennis W. and will be led by him as well.
Be sure to thank him for his effort. 

One night, two days about 71/2 miles each day
CTH Parking lot to Greenbush campgrounds.

Saturday morning meet at the north end of KMSF-N in the trail head parking lot on CTH “P” just east 
of the village of Glenbeulah
Saturday 10 AM. We will start down the IAT. 
Saturday evening camp in the Greenbush group camping area, campsite one.
Sunday afternoon return to trail head and cars.

Here's a quickie one nighter where we don't have to shuffle cars around late at night or early in the morning.  Friday night spend some time with a loved one, then get to the trail head Saturday morning 
and away we go.  After two days of fun and frolicking in the wild, it's back to your car on Sunday and  right back home to that loved one or if you prefer a cold one.  

This hike is a bit out of the ordinary and we won’t be pounding out the usual trail miles.  I think some  of the most exciting highlights of KMSF or any wild area are in the places that are unused, underused 
or unimproved and I look forward to showing them to anyone who will join me.  I will introduce  participants to parts of KMSF that are off main trails and are rarely used or seen.  Our route for the  two days will create a figure eight course which will cross at HY 28.  We will take advantage of many  different trail types and even make our own.  You may look at a forest map and wonder where we  are going but some of the trails we use are not on the maps.  Trust me, when your along, I will avoid 
impassable areas, thorn bushes and marshes.  Sometimes we will be far from the nearest trail and  hopefully we'll eventually find our way to our campsite.  The IAT will be used for part of the distance both days and we will not use the same trail route on the second day going back; except for a short  stretch on both sides of HY 23.  

The distance suggests that this outing is suitable for a beginner's level but the off trail portions are more difficult and the pace is slower than a typical hike down a paved IAT trail; so everyone should be ready for a different experience.  I would suggest beginners have some background with tough hikes, not whimper when they lose site of a trail and be aware of their limitations.    

A parking permit sticker is not required at the trail head parking and the lot does not have toilets or  water; so bring enough water to get you to our campsite.  The campgrounds have toilets and water  but no shelter so bring your tent and any other gear needed to sustain your life.  The typical tips are:  Prepare for the weather, bug spray is a maybe and because of off trail grasses and brush, I suggest long pants or band aids.

Average temperature:
High: 58 F
Low: 38 F

Campsite fee: $40
Reservation fee: $9.70
Meetup Fee: $5


If you have any questions please contact me at [masked]

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  • Dennis W

    Saturday was cloudy with no rain and comfortable temperatures. The hike to Greenbush went well and all participants handled the off trail routes well. The campsite had a private lake for us to enjoy but the fire ring was in the middle of it. Lots of rain Saturday late afternoon and thru the evening. Sunday was wonderful and we all enjoyed the sun and new route back to our cars.

    1 · October 7, 2013

  • Bryce L.

    The trip was great! We got to camp and setup the tents before the rain came. Even though parts of the hike was off the main trail, none of it was difficult. Instead of hiking down a groomed path, we made our own path through the woods.

    1 · October 6, 2013

    • Melanie

      I am super glad it went well.

      October 6, 2013

  • Joe M.

    I might run into you guys on your way back Sarah and I are going to do a day hike.

    October 6, 2013

  • Dennis W

    Just to let everyone know the parking area shown on the on line map is not correct. The parking is a bit further east and on the south side of the road. ( CTH P)

    September 27, 2013

    • Bryce L.

      Is it that little area directly SW of Otter Pond on the curve of CTH P?

      September 30, 2013

    • Dennis W


      I was able to move the marker on the map so it is now correct and yes it is across from Otter Pond. If you have a problem, just keep driving back and forth, laying on your horn until we hear you, or call me at[masked]

      September 30, 2013

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