View Poll Results: MI WINTER HANG POSSIBLE DATES

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  • Jan 11-13, 2013

    10 47.62%
  • Jan 25-27, 2013

    3 14.29%
  • Feb 15-17, 2013

    6 28.57%
  • Feb 23-25, 2013

    2 9.52%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    You'd have a pretty significant drive from Oshawa even if we had the hang right on the Blue Water Bridge! That would be super cool if you could make it tho'. I've been "shopping for state parks on that side of the state this a.m. but don't know that much about the area. Hopefully some Eastsiders will chime in.
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    It's a 3 hour drive to get to the Blue Water Bridge. It's about the same travel time for me to hit Algonquin Provincial Park, which is what I did last winter to find snow. So anything within 1.5 hours from there would be good for me. Some of the other Ontario hangers make the trip to the Spring Mahha in PA, so they're going further.

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    I was going to suggest we check out Waterloo. Maybe even pool and rent one of the yurts for food and such. Just an idea.
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    There are a number of state parks open in the winter: Algonac, Fort Custer, Ludington, North Higgins Lake, Tahquamenon Falls, Waterloo Recreation Area-Portage Lake campground and my local Bay City State Park are also all open... However only Traverse city, Rifle, and Mitchell keep heated restrooms/showers open throughout the winter.

    I am open for any of the dates, though my wife would probably prefer I avoid the weekend of Feb 15th. I'm hoping for some real winter weather this year.

    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by vampiresmiley View Post
    There are a number of state parks open in the winter: Algonac, Fort Custer, Ludington, North Higgins Lake, Tahquamenon Falls, Waterloo Recreation Area-Portage Lake campground and my local Bay City State Park are also all open... However only Traverse city, Rifle, and Mitchell keep heated restrooms/showers open throughout the winter.

    I am open for any of the dates, though my wife would probably prefer I avoid the weekend of Feb 15th. I'm hoping for some real winter weather this year.

    Michael
    Are they open for camping or just day use...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dblcorona View Post
    I was going to suggest we check out Waterloo. Maybe even pool and rent one of the yurts for food and such. Just an idea.
    now we're talking. It'd be nice to have a warming/gathering shelter available.

    I say we run with it. my .02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sr1355 View Post
    Are they open for camping or just day use...
    Those are the parks that are open for camping. The first 7 offer reduced rates in the winter - I think they are $16 per night.

    Michael
    Last edited by vampiresmiley; 10-28-2012 at 09:07. Reason: Added rates.

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    The biggest potential problem with a down state hang is that it might not be very wintery down here, on the other hand Waterloo is only an hour away so that certainly looks good.
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    Love to make it but Jan 25th is the only weekend I can make it. I'll see how the vote shakes out.

    Also, a southern Mi hang would be nice

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    February is a busy month. Already have too much going on then. January sounds great! Voted for 11th-13th.
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    I'd like to see Waterloo, rifle would be okay but only if they open the lower lot because trees are hard to come by the last time we were there.
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