-- Strenuous off-trail route;
only suitable for those with good aerobic endurance and stamina.
We will travel by snowshoe, hauling our gear with either backpacks or
lightweight sledges (five, first-come, first-serve, $5-rental club sleds
available by prior arrangement).
explore the Beaver Basin, which is up for Wilderness Designation in
the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, as well as shoe along the north
end of the Fox River Trail and through the expansive, wind-swept Kingston
Plains. Final route depends on conditions and current camping regulations
within the National Lakeshore.
in map and compass use, snow shelter building, and winter fire laying
for those interested.
one of the more efficient
ways to move gear
in the winter.
Members of the
WomenQuest Polar Trek 2001,
North Pole expedition,
train with the Central Upper
Peninsula Group of
the Sierra Club
and Mary Powell of Flint
in the Pictured Rocks area,
(Photo by Mary Powell)
is not a basecamp trip. We will move each day and bivouac in a different
location deep in the bush each night, far from roads, dry & level
campsites, potable water, toilets, and fire rings.
must be: 18, nonsmokers, experienced winter-campers (2 recent trips)
with cold-weather (-30) experience and gear, very physically fit (good
aerobic endurance and stamina), swimmers, adventurous, & fully equipped,
including bivouac gear, rations, stove, and high-floatation snowshoes.
rescue picks required
a.m. Thur to midday Mon. $15.
deadline: January 1
quads for land nav team:
-- Trappers Lake, Michigan
-- Grand Portal Point, Michigan
-- Au Sable Point SW, Michigan
-- Au Sable Point, Michigan
trip journal and photos
from '03 winter trip
and photos from '02 winter trip
E-mail trip leader for a trip
application form at firstname.lastname@example.org.