Superior Hiking Trail Backpacking

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 - 12:00 pm through Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 - 8:00 pm

In Progress / Completed
Leaders: Elena Dai
Wesley Wakai
Alyssa Smith
Jacob Ng

Event Information


* If you have a car we can use, please let us know. This will drop the cost of the trip.

This is an intro Backpacking Hoofer Trip

What: Backpacking on the Superior Hiking Trail around Temperance State Park Minnesota with a summit of the highest peak in Minnesota, Carlton Peak. We won’t be focusing on pounding out miles, more admiring the Fall aesthetics.

When: Friday, October 27 through Sunday, Oct. 29.

How: (Probably) Driving two 8-person vans from Enterprise.

Who: Crew Size of 14 or 16 Hoofer Outing Club Members, split into two groups. No previous backpacking experience required. Previous camping experience preferred.

What's included: Transportation, on-trail food, permits and backpacking equipment.

What's not included: Food on the drive up and drive back.

Why: Because backpacking is fun and this is a great intro trip if you'd like to do some of the bigger backpacking trips HOC does - Appalachian Trail, Colorado, and Washington to name a few.

Friday: Leave around noon. Drive 6 hours to Temperance River Campground.

Saturday: Take day packs and hike up Carlton Peak. Return to Temperance. Split into two groups. One group drives to different trailhead. Group 1 hikes West about 4 miles to Cross River sites. Group 2 hikes East about 4 miles to Cross River sites. Exchange car keys.

Sunday: Group 1 hikes about 4 miles to Group 2's car. Group 2 hikes about 4 miles to Group 1's car. Reconvene. Spend some time checking out the awesome rivers and waterfalls in the area. Drive back to Madison.


Deposit Required: $100. $70! To pay, please give your payment to Wesley Wakai via cash, check, or Venmo (preferred). Wes’s Venmo is Wesley-Wakai. Please caption it “SHT Backpacking”. When I receive payment, I'll move you from the waitlist to the trip roster.

If you’re interested, please fill out this form

Quesions, comments, concerns? Contact Jacob ( or 414-477-1257)


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Waiting List

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