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Spring 2018 Devil's Lake Hike (Beginner)
Spring hike on the IAT and other trails in and around Devil's Lake State Park. Great opportunity to test out new gear on moderate trails with easy vehicle access and options to shorten/lengthen hikes if needed. Friday Meet at Devil's Lake SP Group Site G8 (Southeast of the lake) as your schedule permits. Saturday Drive to Rozno's Meadow IAT parking lot. Hike ~9 mile following IAT from Rozno's Meadow, along the east side of the Lake, looping back to the Group Camp along the West Bluff trail. (Shortened based on reviews of the 2016 trip, avoiding the balanced rock trail.) Saturday evening: (optionally) bring 1-2 of your favorite home prep backpacking or camping recipes (snacks, trail mix, dehydrated [not store bought!] meals) to share - taste-test other people's recipes, get tips and tricks for home prep and save money versus relying on purchased freeze-dried meals. Find a new favorite, and we can email a recipe exchange after the trip. Sunday Shuttle vehicles to Parfrey's Glen parking area. Hike the IAT from Parfrey's Glen to the Group Camp (or vice-versa), cutting through Steinke Basin ~8mi. Optional short hike up Parfrey's Glen to end the day before getting lunch and/or heading home. Cost includes: Group Site Reservation, Reservation Fee, Meetup Fee Cost does not include WI Parks vehicle sticker - required for parking in Devil's Lake SP. Devil's Lake SP map can be found at

Devil's Lake State Park

Park Rd · Baraboo, WI


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