Pictured Rock Backpacking

Friday, Jul 15, 2022 - 8:30 am through Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 - 6:00 pm

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Pictured Rocks Deposit #1
Leaders: Kendra Nelson
Kristin Fischer
Rose Eisenmenger

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Join us on a weekend getaway to the beautiful Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore!


We will be hiking 18 miles along the bluffs of Lake Superior on our keyswap backpacking trip! We will be heading up Friday morning around 8:30am. From there, one group will park at the Beaver Basin Overlook and hike about 4 miles to camp at the Trappers Lake campsite. The other group will drive to the Log Slide parking lot and hike about 3 miles to camp at Au Sable East. Groups will meet at Twelvemile Beach for lunch on Saturday, swap keys and head to the other groups’ campsite, about 11 miles. We will arrive back in Madison on Sunday evening.


Trip deposit: $65

Deposit covers campsites, permits, food, rental cars and gas. Be sure to bring some extra money for food on the drive up and back as well. This will be collected in two separate deposits:

  • Deposit #1: $48 collected at sign-up

  • Deposit #2: $15 due to Kristin Fischer via Venmo (@Kristin-Fischer-20) immediately after sign up.


No backpacking experience required! A BP2 rating may be earned after successful completion of the trip.

Look forward to beautiful lake views, potential swimming (if you're up for the cold!) and as always great company. Hope to see you there!


**Please email us if you have a fleet vehicle certification and can drive!**

Kendra Nelson: klnelson9@wisc.edu

Kristin Fischer: kjfischer@wisc.edu

Rose Eisenmenger: eisenmenger2@wisc.edu


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