**Trip has been planned and will be lead by Dennis W.**
KMSF-N, New Fane Trail Parking Area to Shelter 1
(Saturday and Sunday event only)
May 31st & June 1st: A short backpacking outing for beginners but has short off trail segments.
Saturday May 31st 10 AM: meet at the New Fane Area Parking
Saturday morning: hike7 ½ miles to shelter 1
Sunday afternoon: return to New Fane Area Parking about 7 miles
Saturday morning at 10AM we will leave the New Fane parking area and use several different trails and some off trail areas to get to shelter #1, a total of about 71/2 miles. Saturday night will be spent at shelter one, around a campfire, discussing flowers, cooking and the meaning of life. Sunday will be much of the same: some off trail, some different trails, a lot of beautiful scenery and about 6 ½-7 miles back to the New Fane parking. The different trails, along with the twists and turns, will confuse you as to where we are and we will not use the same trails on the return trip. Often we will be in areas that are rarely used by others
While this is a short backpacking trip and is available for beginners, it isn't for day hikers. About a mile each day will be off trail through the woods. Anyone interested should be capable of handling the off trail aspects and miles the with a pack. We will encounter some hills, brush and grasses when off trail but no rough terrain.
There are toilet and water facilities at both the parking and shelter areas. Bring your tent, food and other gear needed to sustain life and prepare for wet weather and I also suggest long pants because of the off trail areas. Bring your camera because we will be in a lot of Kodak moment spots.
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