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Charles Deam Wilderness Weekend-Intermediate­

  • Nov 9, 2012 · 7:00 PM

This will be a typical weekend trip-leave Friday after work, return Sunday evening. Total distance for the trip is expected to be around 15 miles (Route TBD). It's likely we will be hiking in a short ways, <1mile, to camp Friday night.

The usual restrictions/expectations apply:

1. You are expected to bring all of your own gear and food. Feel free to use the comments to facilitate sharing gear.

2. If you are new to backpacking, you should not be on this trip. You should have been on at least a bootcamp before signing up. If you have not been on a bootcamp, but have other backpacking experience, feel free to RSVP, but one of the organizers will email you later to get a sense of your backpacking experience.

3. Carpool arrangements will be made by the organizers. No need to solicit rides :)

4. Only group members may attend. +1 add-ons are not permitted as we have a limited number of attendees that is determined by park regulations and organizers' abilities to safely lead a group of a specific size. If you have a friend that wishes to attend, please have him or her join the group and add themselves to the list.

5. Dogs, minors, or other dependents are not permitted on this trip.

6. $5 non-refundable meetup fee required for RSVP.

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  • Korey

    outstanding weekend,with a great group.Thanks Sarah and Mary our organizers.

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, I have just signed up to this, really looking forward to it. I am new to Chicago having just moved over from the UK. I have about half my gear with me and access to a university club's kit. Would anyone like to share a tent and stove? Either you have one to share or would like to share one I borrow. Also, is there a kind soul who can lend me some hiking poles for the weekend? See you all soon!

    Si

    November 1, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes please- that would be great. If all else fails I do have another borrowing option but it is fairly old and not very lightweight.

      November 7, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Found ny extra set of poles. Will bring then

      November 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last minute, but does anyone have a spare sleeping pad / foamie? Mine got lost in the mail when I shipped my things from Canada to the US.

    November 8, 2012

    • sarah

      I have an extra you can use.

      November 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great - thank you Sarah!

      November 8, 2012

  • Korey

    are we camping by the horse camp or walking in from the tower.

    November 8, 2012

    • sarah

      I think we're planning the horse camp so we can sort out sharing gear more easily.

      November 8, 2012

  • Kim S.

    Hi Mary & Sarah. I just saw a request for car pool information. I sent an email to Sarah last night via the backpacker website letting you know that I unfortunately can't make it this weekend. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. Please confirm that you received this note. Have a great weekend!
    -Kim Smith

    November 7, 2012

    • Mary

      Thanks Kim, Sorry you can't join us

      November 7, 2012

  • Mary

    Hello all,
    Sarah sent out a request for contact and carpool info a few days ago.
    We've still not heard from Kim and Srinivas-guys, please check your inboxes and respond today. Or if you have responded, please resend. If we don't hear from you by 5pm today, we cannot include you in the carpools.
    Thanks.

    November 7, 2012

  • Korey

    Simon I have a set of treking poles u can use this weekend if u choose to,they are old and have been repaired I will bring them and u can deceide then. Korey

    November 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Korey! That would be great.

      November 5, 2012

  • Jesse

    Are you guys going down to the peninsula or somewhere else?

    November 1, 2012

    • Jesse

      Bueller... Bueller...?

      November 2, 2012

    • sarah

      The route is still TBD. We'll see what the weather is and how we feel on Saturday am.

      November 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm Alan. I love hiking, canoeing, camping, birding, and practically anything else you can do in the woods. I'm looking forward to connecting with others who enjoy the outdoors.

    November 4, 2012

  • Korey

    has hunting season started.do we need to wear some blaze orange??

    November 1, 2012

    • sarah

      It looks like we'll be there before firearm season starts (for deer anyway) but bow season will have started.

      November 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey! I haven't been on a trip yet and am very interested in attending this. Im going to RSVP yes but I may have to duck out.. I just moved back from Colorado and am trying to get a job.

    October 27, 2012

9 went

  • sarah
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Mary
    "The Iron Maiden", Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Korey
    Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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