I'm up in Ashland and probably won't be able to make it down south but if anyone is thinking of a hang in the NW then maybe we could set something up. I'm fairly new to hammock camping and only didn't go to the winter hang because it was kinda chilly and windy that weekend....
"The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know." - Michel Legrand
I moved last summer from Brown Deer to Sparta and am much closer now to the Black River State Forest than the Kettle Morain. Black River is pretty big with lots of secluded areas off of the ATV and snowmobile trails.
Wisconsin Winter Hang 2010-2017
-An optimist is a man who plants two acorns and buys a hammock....
I'm not certain, but I believe there are some hiking/horse trails that originate or pass through this campground, so that could make for some convenient day hikes. As suggested by the name, this campground is situated right on the East Fk of the Black River, just upstream of Lake Arbutus. That being said, there are virtually endless paddling possibilities in the area. The East Fk is a nice lazy paddle with our potential campsite as the takeout - talk about easy shuttling! There's also some slightly more adventurous paddling on the main fork of the Black both up and downstream of Arbutus, as well as some super intense whitewater just below the Arbutus dam. If water levels are up, which they typically are in April, the Black's tributary creeks make for some beautiful little runs as well. Let's make something happen!
Tim, Thanks for all the info. Let's maybe shoot for something around there. Anybody else in?
I'd be interested depending on the dates. I'll be camping in Kettle Moraine South the weekend of the 18th in May. I think I'll follow this thread just to see what y'all wind up with and I'd love to join in if I can make it.
Tumbleweedz I think you are pretty nearby to me as well. About a ten minute drive from Waukesha.
I'd be interested in a hang out there, but I also love taking out my canoe and a trip on the Kickapoo river is on my bucket list for this summer. Definitely would be a cool 2 or 3 night trip. I'll keep my eyes on this thread.
As a Wisconsinite who caught the hammock bug late last year, I'd love to "hang around" with some local hangers!
I work until 11pm on Friday nights. Anything reasonably close by and I can join up Saturday morning. For a while, I'm stuck with just overnighters.