Past Meetup

Hike Ann Arbor

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Bivouac Inc

336 South State Street · Ann Arbor, MI

How to find us

Look for the pack in my photo.

Location image of event venue

Details

Please join us for some light (or heavy) hiking on Saturday. This will be like last week but less icy.

If you're an experienced backpacker, tell me where I should go this summer. If you're curious about backpacking, ask some questions. All are welcome. If you just want to go for a walk, come on out!

I'm going to wear my pack this time. If you already have a multi-day backpack, load it up and strap it on. Hiking with your pack is the only way to get used to the weight. Put in whatever you have, a case of water, old books and blankets, etc... Heavy items should be loaded as high and far forward as possible, see this link:
http://www.skyblueleisure.co.uk/acatalog/Top_Tips_for_Choosing_a_Rucksack.html

Also, see my backpacking post on the discussion board. This is a good place to ask questions or let people know about a deal on a used pack:
http://www.meetup.com/a2adventurers/messages/boards/thread/32308012

We'll meet at Bivouac, upstairs where the backpacks and sleeping bags are. After ogling some gear for a few minutes, head out to the sidewalk. At 11:15 we'll head out, north across the river, then west into Nichols Arboretum. Exiting to the south, we'll head back to town and have lunch. The loop is about 4 miles, should take 1.5-2 hours.

This is the route: http://files.meetup.com/1185092/Hike_Ann_Arbor_1.pdf

Later I'll plan some 6.2 mile and 10-15 mile practice hikes.

We'll go to Madras Masala again for lunch unless someone has another idea. We can discuss on the trail and call ahead.

Please allow time for parking. I suggest the structure on Maynard, or Liberty Square. Call if you're running a few minutes late. [masked]