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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingdad View Post
    Sounds like a good site.... Especially with the wood and the H2O situation. So John Schultz Friday and Heffern's Hill Saturday!

    I might try and squeak out another day and stay Sunday night too... Anyone else game for that?
    Can you come out Thursday night? Rod and I will be up there. I think we are going to stay at the "Spring."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin'Yankee View Post
    Can you come out Thursday night? Rod and I will be up there. I think we are going to stay at the "Spring."

    Randy
    Probably not... I work on Friday but I can take that Monday off

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingdad View Post
    Sounds like a good site.... Especially with the wood and the H2O situation. So John Schultz Friday and Heffern's Hill Saturday!

    I might try and squeak out another day and stay Sunday night too... Anyone else game for that?
    I can probably stay Sunday night as well
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    We don't need to save nature we need to love nature.
    The only way people will love nature is if they experience it first hand.
    There is no better way to experience nature than participating in it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CryOTheWild View Post
    I can probably stay Sunday night as well

    Well I just got the okay from the wife, so I'm game!

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    We've got our membership drive for our Drum and Bugle Corps that weekend, board meeting after and a Pancake breakfast fundraiser on Sunday. Got to come up with 98k for horns and 45k for drums somehow.

    I'm going to miss this one. I miss YRSF and the coyote music at night.

    I'll sneak out this weekend for a quick overnighter in Kettle Moraine North by myself and put the new UQ to the test.

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    I went over to YRSF yesterday and shot some video of all 4 backpacking campsites. These are free, no reservation, primitive sites. I think Heffern's hill might not be ideal for the group hang on sat, especially if there are going to be first timers there. I'm no expert but i found site placement to be fairly problematic and lots and lots of thorn scrub in the bush. On the flip side, I hadn't ever tried camp wendel in the fall and was surprised by how many good sites I found with only a few minutes of hunting, more than I found on heffern's hill. Take a look.
    Last edited by Doody; 10-25-2012 at 05:54.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doody View Post
    I went over to YRSF yesterday and shot some video of all 4 backpacking campsites. These are free, no reservation, primitive sites. I think Heffern's hill might not be ideal for the group hang on sat, especially if there are going to be first timers there. I'm no expert but i found site placement to be fairly problematic and lots and lots of thorn scrub in the bush. On the flip side, I hadn't ever tried camp wendel in the fall and was surprised by how many good sites I found with only a few minutes of hunting, more than I found on heffern's hill. Take a look.
    The video says blocked in this country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingdad View Post
    The video says blocked in this country?
    weird. works when I click the link here. I'll check my youtube page to see if its been flagged for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doody View Post
    I went over to YRSF yesterday and shot some video of all 4 backpacking campsites. These are free, no reservation, primitive sites. I think Heffern's hill might not be ideal for the group hang on sat, especially if there are going to be first timers there. I'm no expert but i found site placement to be fairly problematic and lots and lots of thorn scrub in the bush. On the flip side, I hadn't ever tried camp wendel in the fall and was surprised by how many good sites I found with only a few minutes of hunting, more than I found on heffern's hill. Take a look.
    Doody,
    says video removed by user.

    I've hung at all 4 sites multiple times and would have to say that Glen Wendell is the least desirable of the 4. Only one small firepit on sidehill, no water(unless you're planning on the scummy pond) and less trees than the other 3 sites.

    We've had 10 hammocks before at Heffern's Hill and there is water. Go all the way to the back and there is a huge firepit with benches on 3 sides and a 3 sided shelter which would be nice in bad weather. There is room for at least 5 hammocks in the mowed area between the 2nd and 3rd firepits and then there is all sorts of un-thorny woods behind the 3rd firepit plus it allows for a good hike on Saturday if we stay at John Schultz on Friday night.

    HY
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    fixed

    OK copyright issue. FYI don't use zep in a youtube video.

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