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WI 2nd Annual SprinterGiving Hang

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:42 am
by G_Man
WI>2nd Annual SprinterGiving Hang>Pinewoods Campground>April 7-9


I apologize for posting this so close to the event, but here it is anyways. Hope some of you that aren't "over there" can make it, or at least stop in and say hi.

Here we go again, early April in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest!! For those that haven't been hanging all winter, here's your chance to get out and hang again!! It's also a great opportunity for those getting started, or with marginal gear looking to test it out.

Wonder what the weather will bring us this year?!?! (I hope you don't mind that I borrowed this Gallo?!)

Here's some info about the camping as well as the surrounding area:

Pinewoods Group Camp offers four large sites (A, B, C and D) that accommodate up to 40 people and 20 vehicles per site. The Pinewoods campground has pit toilets near the sites and a shower house with flush toilets in the center of the campground. Electricity is not available on the campsites. Pinewoods group camp is open for camping from April 1 through the Wednesday before deer gun hunting season. This campground is on Waterville Rd. in the town of Ottawa. Campers must check in at the Ottawa Lake contact station off Hwy ZZ in Dousman.
Pinewoods campground map [PDF]

A couple of those trails from the link that are worth seeing:

Paradise Springs nature trail
County Highway N north of State Highway 59, just west of Eagle. Fieldstone spring house, former resort hotel, dam and former trout holding tank. Catch and release trout pond (artificial lures only). Paved accessible trail. Reservable picnic shelter. Vault toilets. 0.5 miles. Paradise Springs nature trail [PDF].

Stute Springs nature trail
County Highway Z south of State Highway 59, across from Emma Carlin. Foundations of a former 180-acre farm, spring house, stone fences. Hike an extra mile to the top of “Big Hill” (highest point in the Kettle Moraine). 1.5 mile loop. Stute Springs nature trail [PDF].

Site cost will, as usual, be split amongst all attendees. The more the merrier!!

A state park sticker is required Carpool if ya can!

Ottawa Lake Campground is where park stickers and firewood can be purchased, as well as where you're supposed to register. Last year, purchasing a quantity of firewood was proposed. It's an option I can look into if there's interest? $5/bundle is normal, and everybody should plan on buying a couple bundles.

There is parking in front of the site, as well overflow parking in the same area that also serves as trailhead parking for the Scuppernong Trails and a connecting route to the Ice Age Trail.

Water should be available nearby, I believe it was on last year.

Please sign up here

Re: WI 2nd Annual SprinterGiving Hang

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:07 pm
by Karla (with a k)
@G-man: (I'm guessing this is Goobie):

I didn't know you posted this hang on this site. Brilliant! I'm going to start doing the same!

"with a k"

Re: WI 2nd Annual SprinterGiving Hang

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:59 pm
by G_Man
Thanks for the reminder, forgot to post this

Please do post our WI hangs here. The more traffic we get on this forum the better, maybe we'll even get Sarge to come up for a hang..........