I've reserved the Kaug Wudjoo Lodge for two nights. It sleeps 12 people and is located on the east side of the park. The cost is $175.00 per night plus an $8.00 reservation fee.
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Beautiful, and cold- and fun!
0 · January 31, 2014
Yes, a great trip even though a bit cold on Mon......The nite adventure bushwacking was a memorable point for me. Neat too see the Porkies under all that Snow and now know i need nite-vision googles.The haunted faucet and ghost of Gary also lingered till Tues. The mystery fire by Gov.pk trail Mon. was cool.
A great outing. The in-depth fireplace conversations and mind stimulating games in the evenings, opened up a whole new world of intellectual pursuits for me. Loved our skiing and snow shoeing excursions but the highlight of the trip for me was our Monday night, seven plus miles after dark, off trail snowshoeing. They didn't groom or mark the trails so we made our own. We really got into some wild areas where we had to constantly detour around snow covered brush and trees that were pulled over because of the weight. We were on at least 3 foot of snow and in many areas my pole never touched bottom. My only criticism of this trip was that it was short; I would've liked to stay longer. It's too bad everyone had to go back so soon but it was good to get home to temperatures above zero. Some pictures to follow soon.
0 · January 30, 2014
Hoping to run into you guys on the trails somewhere! Wanted to share that for $5 you can get a one way ski lift and ride the ski lift to the top and then get on the trails from there. Have a great time!
0 · January 24, 2014
I'm bringing biscuits with sausage gravy and some other snacks to share with everyone. Dennis, Tim and I should be there early afternoon. See you soon!
To whoever arrives at the lodge first Gary & Susan get the master bedroom on the first floor.
0 · January 23, 2014
This is the food plan Melanie & I have cooked up! She will be doing chili & I will be doing chicken enchilada soup with the fixings & gourmet grilled cheese for Sat night. I'm bringing TX caviar & taco dip for munching Fri night. Cinnamon french toast one morning & eggs with bacon & sausage & toast another morning. Lunch is on your own. Melanie is also bringing cookies & brownies. I will refrain from baking! Bloody Mary bar courtesy of Melanie.
1 · January 22, 2014
Feel free to bring something to share with everyone. See you this weekend y'all!
0 · January 22, 2014
I didn't know you were planing meals so I 'm bring 3 doz eggs a couple lbs of bacon and yesterday I made a pot of chili for everyone.
Alright Dennis, I won't be making Chili then if you already made it :)
Thanks Dennis! I won't bring soup then but I'll still bring stuff for grilled cheese and french toast :)
Thanx guys looks like its going too be a porky buffet. Didnt xpct a group meal. May need bigger skiis ,shoes after this!
For everyone else, there has been some talk of visiting the Apostle Islands/Bayfield ice caves on Tuesday before heading home. Message me if you're interested!
0 · January 18, 2014
Another place to see is the spectacular water falls on the west side of the Pk.
I will settle up with the park office on the balance for the lodge tomorrow morning over the phone so whoever is up there at 3:00 can go to the office and get the combination for the key. I'm anticipating on being up there around 5:00.
Hey guys sorry didnt post earlier as it appeared that i might have to drop out of the trip but finally things worked out.
Anna if you want we can drive together from Milwaukee and you can leave your car at my place if somebody can you drop you back to Milwaukee on the way back.
Melanie you can ride with me on the way back on Sunday to Milwaukee if you like.
Do let me know what you guys feel.
I can accomodate 4 people in my car so do let me know if anyone else is still without a ride.
Anna we will get you back to the Milwaukee area even if we have to lash Jason to the car top. If interested contact me to establish where.
1 · January 19, 2014
Thanks Dennis. I'll just drive, so no worries :)
0 · January 21, 2014
I received confirmation from the park that check in is at 3:00 p.m. There is no early check in.
Here is the link regarding information for the lodge: http://michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10365_24196-133961--,00.html. I'm trying to find out when the check in time is. I'm assuming 3 or 4:00 but I'll post it when I hear back from the park office. Also, anyone staying Friday and Saturday nights please bring a sleeping bag. The lodge has bedding, however, we have different people staying Sunday and Monday nights. Thanks!
0 · January 20, 2014
So for those staying all four nights or coming up for Sunday and Monday nights you would not have to bring a sleeping bag. You would each have your own bunk.
It looks like I'm carpooling with Dennis and Tim and taking Dennis' wheels since he says he's bringing everything but the kitchen sink. :-) Anna, I'm not sure if we'll have room for you on the return trip but it's definitely a possibility after all the food and beverage is gone!
I'm on the wait list and want too go on trip . Put me on the go list. Thanks, Tim.Skiing in the winter up there is fantastic.
0 · January 16, 2014
Ok. Will do!
Tim, did you try rsvp'ing?
Got it covered Mary! :-) I'll let you two work out payment details.
Tim, you can probably ride up with me. Give me a call![masked]
Yes butThere was no change rsvp at top so sent a message.
0 · January 17, 2014
Jason got you on. You can go onto meetup & pay via paypal or pay me in person whatever works best.
OK, will do and see you next Fri.
I am terribly sorry and also very heartbroken to let you guys know that I am no longer going to be able to make this trip. My childcare arrangement fell thru, so I will have to see you guys on the next one.
Bummer! There are two on the waiting list so if someone takes your spot I'll issue a refund to you.
Sorry to hear you can't make it Mike. We'll definitely miss ya!
Mike, someone took your spot so I'll issue you a refund as soon as we switch over the finances from Ken to myself.
I'd like to carpool as this is a 6hrs trip for me from Milwaukee. I can meet you in Appleton. Thank you!
0 · November 12, 2013
I will be leaving from Milwaukee. We can carpool.
Melanie I will carpool with ya from Milwaukee also.
I would like to carpool with you guys as well. I will be coming up from Chicago and can fit all four of us (and skis) in my car, if necessary.
My car won't be big enough for everyone and gear, Anna if your car can fit all of us, that would be great!
What is everyone's schedule for Friday? I will be taking the day off as to get to there early. What time would we want to meet up in Milwaukee?
I will be taking the day off Friday, hopefully in order to hit the road early. Anna, depending where in the Chicago area you are heading up from it may work out for us to meet in Illinois. I am in DeKalb (west of Chicago).
1 · November 12, 2013
we can go in my car too...i can fit in 4 people and equipment ..
I'd love to carpool too, if y'all are leaving early.
Deb, where are you coming from?
Mike - I'll try to take the day off as well. I'll be leaving from the SW side of the city. We can figure out details of when/where to meet closer to the trip.
I am north suburbs, Highland Park, between Chicago and Waukegan.
0 · November 13, 2013
I don't mind driving north, as long as there is a place to park the car.
From Milwaukee: Koustubh, Dennis and myself. From Chicago ish/Illinois: Deb, Anna, Mike.
Looks the MKE people can all leave in one car and another car for the Chicago folks.
Sounds good to me
Sounds like a good game plan to me, I'm in.
0 · November 14, 2013
Dennis, if you're staying for Sunday night and Monday, you won't be able to carpool with Koustubh and I. You'd have to leave your car in Appleton or something to make it work and drive with someone else from there so Monday someone can to drop you off at your car.
0 · January 13, 2014
Looks like I won't be able to leave Chicago until Friday after work (5:30ish), so I will probably have to drive up on my own, unless anyone else is leaving that late. Also, I'll be staying through Monday and most likely Tuesday, so I can give a ride back if needed.
0 · January 15, 2014
If possible i will also like to leave a little later in the day on Friday..mid afternoon-evening ish..what's the latest on carpools?
Well, Mike can no longer join us on the trip. Dennis is staying for the extended trip, it would make sense if he drove with someone that is staying longer as well, perhaps Anna?
I know Deb wanted to leave early.
I think Deb may have dropped the trip as well. I don't mind picking people up along the way in WI and dropping them off on my way back home. I can't leave Chicago on Friday until about 4-5pm (depending how early I can leave work). I will be staying at the cabin until Tues. I can fit 3 more in my car with gear. Koustubh - if you want to leave later on Fri, maybe we can carpool up together and you can go back with Melanie on Sun? Then on the way back on Tues, maybe Jason, Dennis, and I can carpool together? If you guys want to go up earlier on Fri, maybe carpool up with Melanie and we can swap passengers for the ride back home?
I will be carpool with others early Friday so I will not be able to carpool with Koustubh.
Melanie: When are you planning to come back?
I am leaving early Friday and plan on coming back Sunday.
I'm coming from Oshkosh. I can drive up and take two and gear with me or I can jump in with someone else. I'm able to leave anytime on Friday. I will be staying until Tuesday though so I won't be able to take anyone home sooner. Let me know!
Might wanna message Dennis and Anna. They are both staying until Tuesday.
Anyone interested in heading there Thursday night and camping? That will give us all day Friday to hike, or snowshoe around.
Would love a ride from Milwaukee. I will be arriving there via bus from chicago
0 · November 20, 2013
There will be some people leaving from Chicago as well. The comments below are about that.
0 · November 21, 2013
Zak is on the waiting list, there is no opening as of now.
I'm kinda a Milwaukee. guy too and would like to get in a car pool. There might be a little extra winter gear like snowshoes, skis, sauna, lounge chairs, booze, TV, etc.; so we might need a little extra room to carry it. I have a medium size SUV that could carry a total of three with gear but am willing to work out any arrangement. I'm north of Milwaukee in the Mequon/Germantown area.
We'll figure out something! I doubt we'll all fit in one Suv. So we'll split off the party between your car and Anna's. How does that sounds?
Too CRAZY! I am doing a yurt to yurt snowshoe that same weekend up there! Maybe I will stop by for some spiked hot cocoa! Have a GREAT time!
4 · November 12, 2013
Too crAzy is right. What a Fun coincidence !!!
I may be interested, but would need to know more details.
Awesome, glad you were able to score a spot! Thanks for organizing Mary!
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