Dates: September 7th-9th, 2018
Location: Porcupine Wilderness State Park
The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness is over 60,000 acres, one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. On this trip, we will shuttle cars to both ends of the trail and hike to backcountry campsites along the trail. Each day, we will travel along the lake superior coastline exploring the parks numerous trails and old growth forest. There will be plenty of opportunities for swimming and snapping fall photos. We should be able to check out some of the waterfalls too! Northern lights over the lake are also a regular occurrence.
While this particular trail is only 17 miles long, this trip is considered intermediate due to the rugged hilly terrain. The backcountry campsites will have a fire ring and bear pole for hanging food. (This is definitely bear country).
AS ALWAYS >>> Upon registration, you will receive a detailed map and directions as well a recommended gear list.
Registration: $75 due by Monday, August 20th
>Paypal link is www.paypal.me/nickofthewoods/75
>Checks and money apps are also accepted. Please, pm for details.
• Group permits
• Group gear (water filtration, medical kit)
• Meetup costs and the group gear shed
• Parking fees (non-resident $9 daily)
>>> Carpooling is recommended to minimize this fee
• Personal gear (mess kit, sleeping bag, backpack, tent/hammock, etc)
Please contact Nickofthewoods with any questions or concerns. We are happy to help 🙂
Nick Gordon, NREMT and Wilderness EMT, is the owner and lead instructor for NOW Outdoors LLC. He teaches more than a dozen wilderness adventure courses for UW-Milwaukee and teaches for the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine. Since 2009, Nick has been teaching and guiding wilderness adventure, emergency readiness, and survival courses throughout the Great Lakes region and abroad. In addition to running the largest outdoor themed meetup community in Wisconsin, he also volunteers as a Regional Coordinator for the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education.