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    Manistee River Trail, July 26-28, 2013

    Hi Everyone!

    Exciting trip planned! My oldest daughter graduated in June and we have planned a 2 night trip on the MRT to spend some time together before
    collage starts. I think the last time we have been backpack camping was when she was in 8th grade, where they would take a 2 night trip to South Manitou Island as an end of the school year trip. I went both times and we had a great time! I think we will put in south and try and find the "outlaw" area over looking the river. The pictures I have seen look like it is a wonderful site.

    I am in the process of finalizing our gear and final testing before the trip. Gotta love being able to hang for a half hour before leaving for work and also being able to come home and de-compress!!!

    A couple questions I have is if there is a fire pit at the "outlaw" location or is the campsite the nearest place? Haven't looked hard, but is there a fee payment location by Slagel Creek road? Is there a fee? Anyone else planning a trip on the MRT on those days? If so it would be great to at least meet some of you that are on here. I haven't been able to swing any of the get-togethers, but hopefully this fall I will make it happen.

    Thanks everyone for sharing their ideas, experiences, and enthusiasm for this great way to experience the outdoors! I appreciate everyone here and enjoy reading about your adventures!

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    There is a "social" fire pit at Outlaw. Not one with a ring, but well established.
    I'm pretty sure there is no fee there, I believe the only one is at Seaton Creek.

    I'm not headed out that weekend but perhaps I can talk Mary into another adventure...

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    Thanks for the info Rich!

    I have read about the MRT, but never visited before so should be a l lot of fun.

    We picked the middle of the week to hopefully miss any crowds there may be on the weekends, but am not sure what kind of traffic the trail usually sees...

    Should be a lot of fun! Getting everything ready to go. Will make sure to post a report when we get back.

    Everyone have a great weekend!

    Jim

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    Hi, another hanger from TC! I am going from Seaton creek to red bridge with my girl friend the weekend of the 19&20th. I havent been able to make it to any hangs either but would like to meet some of these folks as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyFox View Post
    Thanks for the info Rich!

    I have read about the MRT, but never visited before so should be a l lot of fun.

    We picked the middle of the week to hopefully miss any crowds there may be on the weekends, but am not sure what kind of traffic the trail usually sees...

    Should be a lot of fun! Getting everything ready to go. Will make sure to post a report when we get back.

    Everyone have a great weekend!

    Jim
    Midweek is the best time to go IMO. It can get pretty crazy busy on the MRT side during the weekends. NCT side is usually pretty calm. Enjoy the trip. If you can't find the "outlaw" #6 is pretty nice too.
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    we've been camping across from seaton creek campground for a couple day's now. By boat been super nice swimming very few skeeters, but lots of gnat's or no see um's. but just like Michigan weather it's been super muggy with little breeze and everythings been a hair tacky

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    Hey Michigandave!
    Will keep our options open with #6, but don't think we will miss "outlaw"... I figured mid-week would be best, but not a good opportunity to meet other forum members though....

    With what you say Cursnfurs, looks like it may cool off this weekend, but will make sure that the but-nets are ready to go.... need to finish the first one and start the second one..... nothing like waiting until the 9th hour...

    Thanks for the advise! I appreciate it!

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    Had a great 2 days with my Daughter... didn't get to the Outlaw site, but enjoyed Seton Creek Campground and had a great day hike... Trip report to follow...

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    yeah deff did cool off quite a bit. To bad it came with rain "but we sure did need it up here"

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    The mrt is great you will have a great time

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