Pictured Rocks Keyswap Backpacking #2
Friday, Oct 20, 2017 - 1:00 pm through Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Title: Pictured Rocks #2
Required Ratings: NONE!
Mason Muerhoff Wesley Wakai
Friday 10/20 1 pm - Sunday 10/22 7 pm
We’re doing a long-weekend backpacking trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on the Upper Peninsula. This is an introductory Hoofers backpacking trip. We’ll be seeing some pretty cool rocks and some pretty rad sunsets, so come along for a good time!
We have spaces for 5 participants on each key swap group.
Trail Segment: Miner’s Castle Trailhead to Little Beaver Lake Trailhead~ 15.5 miles total
1 pm (tentative): Leave Memorial Union and drive to PRNL ~ 5 hr. Drive, arrive by 6 or 7 pm
Park at Miner’s Castle Trailhead
Hike from Miner’s Castle to Potato Patch site (camp) ~ 2 miles
Hike from Potato Patch to Chapel Beach site (camp) ~ 7.5 miles
KEYSWAP! with other group at some point along this trail
Hike from Chapel Beach to Little Beaver Lake Trailhead ~ 5.9 miles
Hopefully arrive at opposite group’s car(s) around 11 am or noon
Meet up with other group in cars
Drive back to Madison - return around 7 or 8 pm
If you are interested in this trip, please fill out this Google Form:
Once you fill this out we will add you to the waitlist. After you are on the waitlist, you can pay your deposit to one of the leaders and you will be moved to the participant list.
As previously stated, this is an introductory Hoofers backpacking trip so no ratings are required.
Priority sign-up will be given to participants who have personal cars or are fleet certified, and then to participants who have not been on a Hoofers backpacking trip before. We are planning on using Fleet vehicles, so if you want to get certified, here is a link you should check out:
If you have a personal vehicle you are willing to use for this trip, please let us know!
Required trip deposit: $100 (can be received via cash, check, or Venmo)
This includes: Fleet reservations, gas, permits, and on-trail food only. Road meals are not included.