WI 3rd Annual SprinterGiving Hang

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WI 3rd Annual SprinterGiving Hang


Post by G_Man » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:08 pm

Hey gang, thought I'd post this here too(Yep, it's over there as well). Be great to see some hangers from this forum attend also.......if there are any WI people here??

Here we go once 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.

Who knows what the weather will be like this year?!?! We lucked out least year, as you can see here: https://goo.gl/photos/sMd1ZcinEdVgmgC48 (Thank you DaisyFi.... Oops, DaisyPetal and so those that contributed pics from last year!)
Here's an album from the inaugural event (Thanks Gallo)https://flipagram.com/f/oHPbAhmJSD

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 http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/admission.html 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, it has been on in the past.

Sign up sheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

Keep your booger hook off the boom switch until you're ready to fire!!

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Re: WI 3rd Annual SprinterGiving Hang


Post by Karla (with a k) » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:07 am

You know I'm there! This is my Anniversary hang. My 1st hang. My 1st time in a hammock (because Goobie forced me shared his gear. Can't wait!
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