Summer Solstice on Lake Michigan

Use this location for directions to reach parking area:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/hmnf/recarea/?recid=18902


Camp on the beach, play in the water, throw frisbee, construct castles of sand, watch the sky, feel the wind, maybe hike along the lake to the lighthouse at Ludington St. Park

http://www.getoffthecouch.info/mason/nordunes.htm

http://www.backcountryattitude.com/nordhouse-dunes.html



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  • Lisa

    Good times, fun folks, and beautiful nature!

    2 · June 23

  • Bryan

    Nice pics,great sunset shots Kyle.

    1 · June 23

  • Tony

    Sorry guys but due to a conflict in schedule with all stars im not gonna be able to go. You guys fun this weekend and will see ya next time.

    June 18

  • Kyle M.

    Brett, are we camping in the same place as last year? Both nights?

    June 18

    • Brett

      I'm hoping to-Bryan & Tony are going to find a spot

      June 18

  • Kyle M.

    I am trying to get things caught up at work to try and leave Thursday night.

    1 · June 18

  • Jamie

    Sorry, some family is coming in from out of state on short notice. I'll have to try and make the next one.

    June 17

    • Brett

      July 4th-same place :-)

      June 17

  • Brett

    I sent out an email, but havent had any replies, so if you have any questions, comments, concerns or criticisms, you can post them here, or call me (317)[masked]

    June 16

    • Peter I.

      On Thursday I plan on leaving from Lafayette after work around 6:00 PM. Today I bought a kayak from a friend, so I'll try to bring it up to Nordhouse. I may arrive slightly later depending on how my kayak is doing on top of my car. I'm looking forward to the dunes and meeting everyone. See y'all there!

      2 · June 16

  • Holly

    Hoping to depart Friday morning (with Lisa) and find a kayak to borrow. Minivan fits a lot of passengers, but no smokers (I'm allergic & if you get in after a smoke I'll whine for hours).
    yes, I'd expect gas $. cell is[masked]

    1 · June 16

  • Myra A.

    What is the schedule? What all do we need to bring? Can I ride up with someone? I'm really new to backpacking (only went once, with some pretty serious people who took care of me). Is this a true backpacking trip, or more like camping on the beach?

    June 5

    • Lisa

      Oh and schedule....Brett do you have an itinerary of activities, rest periods, drinking binges and the like so we know when to participate? :-)

      1 · June 7

    • Brett

      Lisa: Yes

      June 9

  • Kimberly

    Anyone willing to take on a passenger? I will provide gas money!

    June 1

    • Kimberly

      Also...anyone else bringing their kayak/canoe?

      June 1

    • Brett

      we can probably work something out

      June 4

  • Bryan

    Anybody leaving Thur. Eve?

    2 · May 29

    • Bryan

      Oh,now I'm lost.

      June 3

    • Kyle M.

      Told you not to trust GPS all the time.

      3 · June 3

  • Brandi

    I have to back out. Just started a new job and can't get any time off until July.

    June 1

  • Cynthia Lynn T.

    What part of the beach is permissible to camp overnight? I live in Ludington and as far as I knew camping ON the beach is not allowed. Just checking to make sure all is gooooood:)

    May 30

    • Brett

      while technically not directly ON the beach, camping is allowed 300' from the lake-there are plenty of legal sites in the interdunal area, so no worries :-)

      1 · May 30

  • Brandi

    Just so I know what to expect and plan for, are we driving into the the campsites for this one? And do we need to register for sites ahead of time?

    May 19

    • Brett

      close enough to haul a kayak to if that's what you're asking :-)

      1 · May 27

    • Bryan

      Sweeeeet!

      May 27

  • Kristin

    Is there close access to buy firewood? (If we are allowed to make fire that is?)

    May 27

  • Kyle M.

    Sorry Brett. I have to back out and lead a training hike for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

    May 13

    • Brett

      we did that the last time...

      May 14

    • Kyle M.

      The key word was "all". lol

      May 14

  • Kristin

    Carla ,I will devote vjay energy to help you lug your Kayak to the water since the boy's can't per Bryan!

    March 21

    • Bryan

      Hey girls I don't see any wait list.

      March 22

    • Carla

      Bryan, it's a figment if Brett's imagination. Now a shared psychosis...

      1 · March 22

  • Kristin

    Is there a limit to the RSVP?

    March 16

    • Brett

      I have always wanted to re-enact the final scene from Planet of the Apes... http://www.metacafe.c...­

      3 · March 20

    • Bryan

      Oh yeah,nice clip....We can construct a wicker statue.....It's done.

      1 · March 21

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