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    WI>4th Annual SprinterGiving Hang>Pinewoods Campground Group Site C>April 5-7




    OK folks, time to start planning what has become our first warm(ish?) weather hang of the year. First weekend in April in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest!! For those that haven't been hanging all winter (what's wrong with you?!?) 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. If ya need gear make it known there are plenty of us that are willing to share, there's no reason for a piece of gear or even a full setup to keep someone from coming out.

    For those that are interested in the history of this hang here is the thread from the inaugural event https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ang-April-8-10 What started as an excuse to get WI hangers together, after a winter of many new members joining the forum, turned into a bunch of great people (from WI and IL) that met online coming together and creating Thanksgiving in the springtime woods......and a lot of wonderful memories!!

    Who knows what the weather will be like this year?!?! Last year's thread with pics at the end https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...sprintergiving, and the year before https://goo.gl/photos/sMd1ZcinEdVgmgC48

    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 I had a firewood delivered, depending on the weather I can do that again otherwise 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.


    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. Water has been available nearby in the past. 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]

    http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kms/trails.html

    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].


    A BIG Thank You to Karla "with a K" for the picture

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    Last edited by goobie; 02-08-2019 at 15:56.

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    I'm in! Thanks for setting this up, goobie. Always a good time and too much to eat!
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    Ummm ya I'll be there do you have to ask?
    To only step where others have stepped means not to have your own adventures. Live, Love, and Adventure so you may leave your own foot prints!

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    For all those that have never been to the sprintergiving hang, we do a Thanksgiving style meal on Saturday
    To only step where others have stepped means not to have your own adventures. Live, Love, and Adventure so you may leave your own foot prints!

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    Goobie - Thank you for hosting this annual hang. I call it my "Anniversary Hang" since I started hammock camping only after you put my ground-dwelling butt into your extra gear. Thanks for that push!

    Therefore.... if you want to try out hammock camping, but don't have any gear (or some gear), please just holler. We have extra and love letting new people try out hammock sleep systems. Or maybe you are an experienced hammock camper and would like to try out something different.

    If you have a friend to who has always been interested in hammock camping, this is the perfect hang to invite them to attend. You can come for one night or just visit for the day.
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    Senior Member goobie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watertooner View Post
    I'm in! Thanks for setting this up, goobie. Always a good time and too much to eat!
    My pleasure, as always! Maybe you can fill in any new hangers on the ins and outs of extreme cold weather camping!!

    Quote Originally Posted by kattdogg View Post
    Ummm ya I'll be there do you have to ask?
    I know you, and doc, will be there. Have to make it official ya know

    Quote Originally Posted by kattdogg View Post
    For all those that have never been to the sprintergiving hang, we do a Thanksgiving style meal on Saturday
    Edited the original post, thanks for reminding me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Karla "with a k" View Post
    Goobie - Thank you for hosting this annual hang. I call it my "Anniversary Hang" since I started hammock camping only after you put my ground-dwelling butt into your extra gear. Thanks for that push!

    Therefore.... if you want to try out hammock camping, but don't have any gear (or some gear), please just holler. We have extra and love letting new people try out hammock sleep systems. Or maybe you are an experienced hammock camper and would like to try out something different.

    If you have a friend to who has always been interested in hammock camping, this is the perfect hang to invite them to attend. You can come for one night or just visit for the day.
    Ahh, fond memories.....and a bunch of handwarmers. You make it sound better than I'm sure your night really was, you did survive!. It was a group effort for sure!!

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    So should we start a pool on how warm its going to be this year?
    To only step where others have stepped means not to have your own adventures. Live, Love, and Adventure so you may leave your own foot prints!

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    Tumbleweed is "in" for the Sprinter Giving Hang.

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    Hoping to join in again, depends on the game schedule for our Ultimate league.

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    If the weather cooperates enough for me to travel south, would anyone be up for running a shuttle for an epic Ice Age Trail dayhike? The Kettle Moraine south holds a special place in my heart, when I first started moving north Madison was my first stop and I liked it enough to stay for a decade before traveling further north. The Kettle Moraine southern unit was were I introduced myself to hiking/backpacking in Wisconsin. After that I would drive out almost every weekend for a hike on the Ice Age or Nordic Trails (or sneak in on The John Muir/Emma trails in the spring before they opened up for the bikes) for a dayhike or overnight at the #2 shelter. Good times. Love that place.
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