Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Backpacking

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 - 11:00 am through Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 - 7:00 pm

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Leaders: Samuel Clayton
Petra Wakker
Jacob Ng
Joe Foye

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Update 10/25: Due to rain in forecast for Shawnee, we are changing plans. We will now drive North to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The Headwaters Wilderness is near the town of Eagle River, and there's a 15-mile "Hidden Lakes" loop that circumnavigates a few lakes. 

What: A weekend of backpacking in Shawnee National Forest, Illinois Looks awesome, right?

When: Friday, Oct. 25th through Sunday, Oct. 27th, 2019

How: Driving 7 hours from the Memorial Union to Shawnee NF

Who: 2 crews of 8 HOC Members (16 total). Per group: 2 leaders, 1 leader-in-training (LIT), 5 participants. 

What's included: Transportation, gas, meals on the trail, camping permits, good vibes

What's not included: Meals when not on Trail

Deposit Required: $50

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Fri. Oct 25: Leave MU and drive down to Shawnee NF, camp around Garden of the Gods

Sat. Oct 26: ~10 miles of hiking, camp at Indian Point

Sun. Oct 27: Early start to catch a panoramic sunrise from Indian Point, drive back to MU (hopefully arrive by 6PM)

Questions? Contact Joe Foye: (414) 628-0538 or Jacob Ng: (414) 477-1257

Feel free to add your name to the waitlist and we'll be sure to send you more info later. 

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