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    Kettle Moraine North or South - WI

    Hey HF,
    I need some help with trip planning. I'm planning a trip for 4 people in mid-October, most likely to WI. Right now I'm considering either taking them to Kettle Moraine North or South. I've hiked most of KM North and have seen 4 of the 5 shelters, but I've never been to KM South. I'm just looking for feedback on which people prefer, and why they prefer one over the other.

    The groups abilities differ greatly. We have 4 adults (including myself) and one 7 year old. Some of the group wants to stick around 3 miles per day, and another person wants 7-10. I figured with the numerous trailheads and our group having two cars, we could provide a trip that suited everyone. Right now I'm thinking it will be a 2 day 1 night trip, but there maybe two fo us making it a 3 day, 2 night.

    Any feedback is appreciated.
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    have fun on your outing, I spent most of my time there on horseback, so don't have any helpful feedback. It is a fun place to go and should provide what you need.

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    I've been told on here that the the north is more suited to hangers.. calling the park i found out thaT you need to reserve the shelters each night of the stay..I dont know why that bothers me but it does...i guess because that limits and restricts me on a hike??? i am looking forward to a trip report though and great to see another member from nw indiana!
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    I've done the shelter game at KM North before. It's not too bad, but they have an odd rule that the same person cannot reserve the same shelter OR the next shelter on two consecutive nights. For example, I cannot reserve #3 tonight and #2 or #4 tomorrow; I have to reserve number(s) 1, 5, or 6. It's not a huge deal if you are in a group, because just put the shelter in another persons name, but it's still annoying.

    Unfortunately, if you want to hike the Ice Age Trail you are stuck with shelters or formal campgrounds through the southern part. From the IATA ~ "There are no primitive camping areas on the Ice Age Trail south of Langlade County."
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