Pictured Rocks Backpacking Keyswap

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 - 2:00 pm through Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 - 6:00 pm

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Leaders: Jessica Lee
Kylie Ruprecht
Ryan Stowe
Jacob Ng

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Drumroll please... This is the trip you have all been waiting for: PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE KEY SWAP!

We will be doing a key swap with one group led by Ryan Stowe and the other led by Jacob Ng. Jessica and Kylie will be our Leaders in Training. We have spots for 10 participants. 

The trip deposit is $65 and must be paid for through Club Manager or at the Outdoor UW Office. 

This is a beginner trip (BP2) and no prior ratings or backpacking experience is necessary, but we will be hiking about 12 miles with full packs so participants must be physically capable. If you have any interest in joining the more advanced Hoofer Spring break backpacking trips, this weekend trip is a great place to start. 

Please fill out the survey as well as registering for the trip below:



Friday: Meet at 2:00 pm at Mendota Lodge with fully packed bags ready to go. The drive is about 5 hours and we will stop for fast food (Culvers) along the way. We will arrive and park and then hike in about 2 miles to the first campsite. One group will start at the Mosquito River Group site and the other group will start at the Little Beaver Lake Camp Ground.

Saturday: Each group will hike in opposite directions (toward each other). Meet around Chapel Rock, swap keys and maybe have lunch together. Continue hiking. Reach respective campsites. Total mileage: 11 miles. 

Sunday: Wake up and hike back out to vehicles and then meet up for the drive back down to Madison at the Falling Rock Cafe in Munising. We will stop for lunch somewhere on the way back and will be back in Madison around 5:00 pm. Then we will put gear away and disperse. (Note: On the calendar, it states that the trip will go until 6, this is just to account for unforeseen circumstances such as traffic on the way home. We should be done before then.)

We will be having a mandatory pre-trip meeting to discuss packing and further trip details. Date and location: Wednesday, October 2nd, 6pm, Mendota Lodge. 

If the trip is full, feel free to signup on the waitlist (here) in case someone drops out, you will have first dibs.

Here is a participant gear list of what to bring: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r6pzvqG9IQ5VywvGr3RpUo2xkPkmT6UBCVj5E4sWZvs/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at rstowe16@gmail.com or Jacobng6@gmail.com 


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