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    High Cliff State Park, WI - weekend getaway

    A friend of mine from work and I decided to get out this past weekend. We decided to check out High Cliff state park, up on the north east edge of lake Winnebago...

    He's a ground dweller, but I don't hold that against him. He was instrumental in getting me to rediscover my interest in the outdoors, hiking and camping, over the past couple of years.

    Weather for the weekend ranged from cloudy to clear to light snow, with temps generally hovering in the mid 20's at night and the mid 30's during the day.

    Being that this was pretty much a car camping trip, I took a fairly decent cross-sampling of my stove and cookset collection along to play with.


    The Chateau, complete with weather protection by Speer and under insulation by Stormcrow, provided me with deluxe accommodations for the weekend!


    Plenty of off-trail, cross-country hiking and snowshoeing was enjoyed on Saturday. My legs are still sore...


    There was some beautiful scenery to look at, including the cliffs which give the park it's name...


    We had a gorgeous moon Saturday night to enjoy the cocoa by.


    All in all, a really nice weekend. Relaxing and enjoyable.
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    Nice getaway. Thanks for the pics sir_n0thing.

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    very cool was hoping this was a post for a hang here in wi, park was open i take it
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    Nice pics ,thanks for sharing
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    Shooooot. Had I but known... Only 30 minutes away from High Cliffs on the west side of Appleton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayaknut01 View Post
    very cool was hoping this was a post for a hang here in wi, park was open i take it
    The park was open, lots of ski and snowshoe trails available. As for camping, the normal sites were closed for the winter, only the group sites were open. Of course I and Ben were the only two guys out there, so we had the entire camping area to ourselves, which is just the way I like it.

    Quote Originally Posted by BER View Post
    Shooooot. Had I but known... Only 30 minutes away from High Cliffs on the west side of Appleton.
    Oh man, I would have thrown it open to the WI folk around here if I had more fair warning. It was sort of a last second spur of the moment sort of thing. I'll keep that in mind next time we do something close by. We talked about possibly visiting either Kohler-Andrae or something up in Door County sometime in the future...
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    Just seeing that tent in the snow made me shiver! Ha, just joking! Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for sharing! I was wondering if Hammock camping was allowed in Wisconsin State parks. They do have some funny rules, and regs. Let me know if you think about doing this again. I live in Green Bay, and work in Appleton.

    Thanks.

    Justin

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