May 10, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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**Trip has been planned and will be lead by Dennis W.**
KMSF-N, New Fane Trail Parking Area to Shelter 2
(Saturday and Sunday event only)
May 10th & 11th: A short backpacking outing, a good one for beginners.
Saturday 10 AM: Meet at the New Fane Area Parking
Saturday morning: hike7 ½ miles to shelter 2
Sunday afternoon: Return to New Fane Area Parking about 5 miles
This outing is put together to expose the beginning backpacker to a short trip that includes some hills, different trails, hidden points of interest and a little off trail experience. Our Saturday morning segment is about 7 ½ miles. We start out on the New Fane Trails, use some other trails and bushwhack for a short distance while heading north to the Mauthe Lake entrance. We will stop there for toilet break and restock our water for Saturday evening and Sunday morning. We will than continue on to shelter 2. for an evening of food, drink and story telling around our campfire. Sunday morning the hike back to our cars will be a piece of cake, it's mostly level and. shortened to about 5 miles.
The pace will be easy and the distances suggest that this outing is ideal for a beginner's level. However the short off trail portions are a bit more difficult than a typical hike on a trail. Some brush and grasses will be encountered; so everyone should be ready to accept that experience.
A parking permit is required at the New Fane Trail parking lot and the permit can be payed for on site or at the visitor center. The parking area does have toilets and water. The shelter area has a privy but no water. The shelter itself will not sleep everyone so bring your tent, food and other gear needed to sustain life.
Your $15.00 participation fee INCLUDES the following:
Shelter Reservation (2 nights, $12.00/night) - $24.00
Reserve America reservation fee for shelter - $9.70
Meetup Fee (1 nights, $5.00/night) - $5.00
Firewood bundle: $5.00
Kettle Moraine State Forest Northern Unit -http://files.meetup.com/726779/Kettle%20Moraine%20SF%20Northern%20Unit%20Map.pdf