I'd like to propose a regional "Hangout" the 4th weekend in May (21-23) (a week before Memorial Day weekend, as there are 5 weekends in May).

I just got the vacation time approved, landowner permission, and approval from my local "domestic social coordinator".

This would be an informal opportunity for members to meet without any specific hiking agenda. It will be on an old farm homestead in a secluded valley near Dodgeville, WI. There are several heavily wooded hillsides, and I scoped out one to camp on. A multispring- fed stream runs through the valley and there is an enchanted ravine with spring wildflowers. Potable water is available on site.

If there is desire, a nice day hike could be had at nearby Governors Dodge State Park.

For enticement, if four or more sign up, on Sat night I will prepare a dutch oven meal to share.

I will be there on Friday, and possibly Thurs nite too, if you just want to drop in for a day or so.

Any takers?