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    Quote Originally Posted by cavediver2 View Post
    How about you and I putting togeather something at garden of the god's or fern cliff?
    I have backpacked Garden of the Gods, but what is Fern Cliff? Google doesn't even know the place.
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    Mule, have you ever hiked the trail along the south edge of Salomonie Reservior (see maps.google.com coordinates 40.784701,-85.624008 ). Not far from you at all.

    About 20 miles long. Good for hanging lots of places along the way, although stealth might be needed. There is a campground about mid-way where one could rent sites, pitch tents, and disappear!

    Grizz

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    FishingFinn- what about either the Northern or Southern portion of the Kettle Moraine State Forest? Both near you. Both list backpacking trails and camping sites with shelters. No hanging allowed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    FishingFinn- what about either the Northern or Southern portion of the Kettle Moraine State Forest? Both near you. Both list backpacking trails and camping sites with shelters. No hanging allowed?

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    Grizz, no I haven't but I will look into it. With the price of gas, stealth may become popular. Have you hiked this? Mule
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    45 minutes north of Milwaukee? That's getting up there...


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    Quote Originally Posted by skskinner View Post
    Grizz, no I haven't but I will look into it. With the price of gas, stealth may become popular. Have you hiked this? Mule
    yes. My sons and I stealthed this a year ago, training hike for our White Mountain trip. Didn't know we going to stealth it, got there after dark, there was a parking lot but no camp ground, a couple of cars in the lot. So we left the car and took the gear a ways into the brush. Only about 20 yards from a truck track as it happens, because some local peace officer took a spin through the parking lot, looped around and came in through this track and stopped right in front of us, headlight shining straight at us. We were sitting on the ground, I told the guys to lower our heads and sit still. Officer Truck sat there for a long time, and then pulled away.

    If I'd been using triptease we'd have been busted.

    Took the hike the next day, when I saw lots of excellent places one could hang, and came across the campground we'd missed the night before.

    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    45 minutes north of Milwaukee? That's getting up there...
    just think of all the Hanna Montana you could absorb driving to this one

    There are actually two parts to this part, and the southern one is southwest of Milwaukee. That's still a lot of HM

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    just think of all the Hanna Montana you could absorb driving to this one

    There are actually two parts to this part, and the southern one is southwest of Milwaukee. That's still a lot of HM
    Yes, absorbing HM is a very apt description...


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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Mule, have you ever hiked the trail along the south edge of Salomonie Reservior (see maps.google.com coordinates 40.784701,-85.624008 ). Not far from you at all.

    About 20 miles long. Good for hanging lots of places along the way, although stealth might be needed. There is a campground about mid-way where one could rent sites, pitch tents, and disappear!

    Grizz
    I used to live in huntington and worked as a waterfront director at Salamonie Reservoir in the early 70's. I am guessing DNR would crack down hard on any camping not in a designated area. It would seem prudent to check with the DNR field office before doing it. They will arrest and then ask questions. Conservation Officers in Indiana have more jurisdiction than police officers, and at least in my experience, they do not hesitate to use it. My $.02.

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    Iowa

    I did a little Googling and found in Iowa the Yelow River State Forest. States that it is the best backpacking that Iowa offers
    http://www.iowadnr.gov/forestry/yell...ml#backpacking
    Have a look.
    I would like to have something within a days drive from SE Nebraska.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canoebie View Post
    I used to live in huntington and worked as a waterfront director at Salamonie Reservoir in the early 70's. I am guessing DNR would crack down hard on any camping not in a designated area. It would seem prudent to check with the DNR field office before doing it. They will arrest and then ask questions. Conservation Officers in Indiana have more jurisdiction than police officers, and at least in my experience, they do not hesitate to use it. My $.02.

    David
    now I'm really glad we didn't have triptease up that evening.

    For a hang whose point is to be a gathering of hangers, a camp ground is workable if hanging is allowed. There's quite a nice site not far from me where hanging anything from trees is explicitly not allowed, camp site or not.

    Thanks for chiming in. Good data to have.

    Grizz

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