What we're about

What we are:
Michigan Adventurers Club is a 501(c)4 non-profit whose mission is to enhance health and build friendships through our adventures together while exploring nature and discovering interesting places.

Meet with local outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the wonderful state of Michigan! Activities include (though are not limited to) hiking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, yoga, rock climbing, biking, cross country skiing, skating, and many other adventures.

This group welcomes all. As we have grown, we have gained many members, organizers, friends and memories! If you enjoy the activities listed here, bring your experience and enthusiasm and come join us for an awesome adventure!

What we are not:
A political / opinion / argument platform. Friendly 2 way conversations are great, but not one sided domineering of conversations and/or ranting.

A dating site - do not join and start messaging someone you've never met in person and had conversations with. If they aren't receptive or responsive, leave them alone. Members can mutually build relationships, starting at events.
Members that do either of the above are banned

We look forward to meeting you at our events.
If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to contact the Organizer/Co-Organizers and we will be happy to address them for you. Thanks and hope to see you on an adventure soon!

Upcoming events (4+)

Hike and Dieciocho De Mayo - Hickory Ridge Trail at Island Lake Rec

Hickory Picnic Shelter

Details.
This week's Humpday Workout Hike will be at Island Lake Recreation Area. Let's meet at the Hickory Picnic Shelter at 6:15 pm and begin hiking promptly at 6:30 pm. We will hike 5 miles on the Hickory Ridge Trail, at a moderately fast pace of about 3 mph (20 mins per mile) for approximately 2 hours.
Meeting location:
After entering Island Lake from Kensington Rd, proceed straight ahead, past Kent Lake Beach, to the Hickory Picnic Shelter near the end of the road.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hickory+Picnic+Shelter,+Island+Lake+Pathway,+South+Lyon,+MI+48178/@42.5139422,-83.6654997,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!

After the hike: Taco bar potluck at the Hickory Picnic Shelter. Steve and I will provide seasoned beef and paper products will be provided by MAC. Please respond to the question as to what you will bring. BYOB. Suggestions include:
Taco shells - corn or flour
Seasoned chicken
Lettuce and chopped tomatoes
Guacamole
Salsa
Shredded cheese
Refried or black beans
Sour cream
Olive/peppers/jalapenos
Onions
Or anything else I may have forgotten!

Important to know:
This group is about hiking and outdoor events and not a dating site. While mutually agreed to relationships are up to MAC members, unsolicited contacting of someone you've never met is not something we tolerate.
Locations of these midweek hikes are in Michigan State Parks/Recreation Areas or Metro Parks, that require daily or annual passes. Passes can be obtained from park headquarters or toll booths at park
Release of Liability:
The organizers of the Michigan Adventurers Club are volunteers and not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize this event. Each person who signs up for and participates in an event is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.

By signing up for and participating in this event, or any other Michigan Adventurers Club event you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with this activity and freely accept all such risks, dangers, and hazards, and fully assume responsibility for your own safety, and further agree to release and discharge the organizers of this event from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest’s participation in the group activities

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Zoo-De-Mack Tailgate Party May 20, 2022

Needs a location

My goal for this sign-up is to have a Posting/Bulletin Board for Adventures to respectfully talk about the 32nd Annual Zoo-De-Mack weekend May[masked], 2022 event. I am not organizing a trip for the group, but I would like to host a (get-together) tailgate party on Friday night May 20th in the parking lot of Boyne Highlands (weather permitting). Each person has different abilities and speeds, so I do not want to obligate the group to ride together, but some of us may. Look at zoo-de-mack.com web site for more information and sign up. Other (meetup groups) may be posting organized trips. I will update this listing as time goes on.
Thank you.

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Hiking in Waterloo Rec -- 13ish miles, 5ish hours

Needs a location

Meetup location:
https://goo.gl/maps/ygKPWawQWXNKDrCd9

THE PLAN:
Just another random hike through some of the most remote trails in Waterloo Rec. We will be doing the most western part of the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail at a moderately-fast pace (~3 mph) with small breaks along the way.

LOCATION:
I-94 Exit 150 (Mt. Hope Rd). Go north on Mt. Hope for about 0.8 mile and the parking lot will be on the left.
The parking lot looks like this:
https://goo.gl/maps/ck17mtxJyZR3JcTG9

ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS:

  • Dogs? Yes, on a leash
  • Bathrooms? None at trailhead and 1 set of outhouses along the trail
  • Shorter hike? Only by backtracking, but it is a pretty easy backtrack

COSTS:
If you have a Michigan Recreation Pass: nothing.
If you do not have a Michigan Recreation Pass: $17 (and a Michigan Recreation Pass included so you don't have to pay again... until the next time you renew tabs on your car)

OTHER QUESTIONS:
I will be happy to answer any non-last-minute questions. However, last minute panicked questions because you are lost will likely not be answered. So, factor in to your drive some extra getting lost time.

See you on the trail,
Charlie

BY THE WAY...
By signing up for and participating in this event, or any other Michigan Adventurers Club event you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with this activity and freely accept all such risks, dangers, and hazards, and fully assume responsibility for your own safety, and further agree to release and discharge the organizers of this event from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest’s participation in the group activities.

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Isle Royale talk by Erin Parker (former park ranger/current Moose Watch leader))

St Paul's Presbyterian Church

Come hear Erin Parker, former backcountry national park ranger and current Moose Watch trip leader speak about her adventures on and the ecology of Isle Royale on Tuesday, May 31st at 7:00p.m. at
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church located at 27475 Five Mile Rd. in Livonia.

During her presentation she will talk about the challenges and joys of planning a trip to the “least visited and most re-visited” of our National Parks, touch on trip logistics and planning, the current status of the wolves and moose, and more!
Erin is currently a Metropark Supervisor who has backpacked, kayaked, and canoed the island, as well as participated in wildlife surveys and cross-country treks.
Erin's presentation will follow the business portion of Solar Outdoors' General Membership meeting.

The Solar Outdoors is a Not for Profit outdoors club. The Steering Committee (members elected to run the club), most of the instructors, and the activity leaders are all volunteers. By giving their time and knowledge so that others can come together and enjoy the outdoors.

https://www.solaroutdoors.org/

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