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!
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?
45 minutes north of Milwaukee? That's getting up there...
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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.
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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I did a little Googling and found in Iowa the Yelow River State Forest. States that it is the best backpacking that Iowa offers
Have a look.
I would like to have something within a days drive from SE Nebraska.
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.