Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    BananaHammock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Mount Prospect, IL
    Hammock
    DIY Bananahammock
    Tarp
    Dutch Duo
    Insulation
    DIY / HG Incubator
    Suspension
    Kevlar & UCR
    Posts
    1,142

    IL-6th Annual Windy City Winter Hang- Jan 3,4,5 2020



    Here is the official sign up:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...NhqHSk3y7JuvKE

    What is it? Blustery cold and windy temps kept at bay with fire, friends, food, and feathers alongside the I&M Canal near McKinley Woods in Channahon, IL.

    Directions are here.

    Trails are good for pulks if there is snow.

    How do I get there? For those who are new and coming out for the first time, the site we frequent is like 3.2 miles from Channahon State Park, from the parking,lot, walk up to the trail by the lock tenders house, turn left, (kinda southwest direction), hike over the bridge, go thru the tunnel to a small parking lot, proceed through that onto the trail. it will be blacktop for about the first mile, then changes to crushed limestone, continue on the trail, pass up the bridge that takes you into McKinley woods, past the gazebo on the river, then watch for a take off from the trail that goes to the left, there is an old CCC 3 sided log shelter with a fire place, a brick pit outhouse, no water pump.

    Meals: Friday night meal is BYOM (Bring your own meat!). There will be a fire setup for cooking whatever meat you got. Food will be shared on Saturday Night potluck style. Bring a quantity that is reasonable. There is always left overs. For a theme, I was thinking of WI/IL blend (sausage and cheese?) because we are what we eat! All other meals will be on your own.

    Fees: $6/person/night + firewood donations (We will buy a half face cord of oak). Bring cash, there is no one paying ahead of time. The ranger will find you.
    Last edited by BananaHammock; 11-11-2019 at 09:57.
    Get lost in the woods and find yourself again. A vacation,to me, is working with your hands and surviving because of the fruits of your labor. In the business world I teach;in the natural world I learn.

  2. #2
    BananaHammock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Mount Prospect, IL
    Hammock
    DIY Bananahammock
    Tarp
    Dutch Duo
    Insulation
    DIY / HG Incubator
    Suspension
    Kevlar & UCR
    Posts
    1,142
    Get lost in the woods and find yourself again. A vacation,to me, is working with your hands and surviving because of the fruits of your labor. In the business world I teach;in the natural world I learn.

  3. #3
    Senior Member goobie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    SouthEastern WI
    Hammock
    Raven, SLD Streamliner
    Tarp
    Hanger11WB,WntrHvn
    Insulation
    HG,UGQ,JrB
    Suspension
    UCR's
    Posts
    1,896
    Images
    1
    Wouldn't miss it!!......spreadsheet appears to be view only??

  4. #4
    BananaHammock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Mount Prospect, IL
    Hammock
    DIY Bananahammock
    Tarp
    Dutch Duo
    Insulation
    DIY / HG Incubator
    Suspension
    Kevlar & UCR
    Posts
    1,142
    Ugh. I tried to fix that! All good now?
    Get lost in the woods and find yourself again. A vacation,to me, is working with your hands and surviving because of the fruits of your labor. In the business world I teach;in the natural world I learn.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Kingsnake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Central Illinois
    Hammock
    WB XLC and RR
    Tarp
    UGQ Winter Dream
    Insulation
    W. Logics and UGQ
    Suspension
    Webbing
    Posts
    184
    Wow, year 6 already? Two years ago was the coldest temps I've ever camped in, and I think we had a high of 50 last year. Wonder what it will be this year. Looking forward to it.

  6. #6
    New Member canoehang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Plano, IL
    Hammock
    Big Guy Bridge, Towns End
    Tarp
    Noahs 12x12
    Insulation
    JarB UQ, Wolf TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    27
    If the temps aren't to low (I still only have fall gear) I may venture out for one night. I'll keep you posted

  7. #7
    BananaHammock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Mount Prospect, IL
    Hammock
    DIY Bananahammock
    Tarp
    Dutch Duo
    Insulation
    DIY / HG Incubator
    Suspension
    Kevlar & UCR
    Posts
    1,142
    Quote Originally Posted by canoehang View Post
    If the temps aren't to low (I still only have fall gear) I may venture out for one night. I'll keep you posted
    Tell me what you need and I’ll provide it.
    Get lost in the woods and find yourself again. A vacation,to me, is working with your hands and surviving because of the fruits of your labor. In the business world I teach;in the natural world I learn.

  8. #8
    Senior Member rweb82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Northern Illinois
    Hammock
    DH Raven/Darien
    Tarp
    HG Dyneema w/Doors
    Insulation
    Loco Libre
    Suspension
    Myerstech/Becket
    Posts
    1,242
    I'm hoping to make it out again this year. Always a good time!

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    Senior Member kattdogg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Stockbridge, WI
    Hammock
    DH Sparrow
    Tarp
    MWG Monster fly
    Insulation
    LL-40/REI-20
    Suspension
    WHOPPIE SLINGS
    Posts
    530
    A tentative yes for right now
    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!

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    lockport il
    Hammock
    hennessy expedition
    Tarp
    hammock gear c.f.
    Insulation
    hammock gear
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    1,123
    i will be there woohooo

  • + New Posts
  • Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

    Similar Threads

    1. Replies: 91
      Last Post: 01-08-2019, 20:00
    2. Replies: 54
      Last Post: 01-16-2018, 19:56
    3. Third Annual Windy City Winter Hang Jan 6,7,8
      By BananaHammock in forum Midwest
      Replies: 97
      Last Post: 01-09-2017, 17:40
    4. Third Annual Windy City Winter Hang!!
      By BananaHammock in forum Midwest
      Replies: 19
      Last Post: 11-24-2016, 19:47
    5. IL > Second annual Windy City Winter Hang
      By Gallo in forum Midwest
      Replies: 83
      Last Post: 01-25-2016, 21:02

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •