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WISearchers
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Joined: 2002-12-23
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Location: Madison, WI, USA

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 12:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

"Where would you like to be? The site for the spring campout has not been selected. In the past that decision has been made by the end of the calendar year so we can get our campsite application in soon after the first of the year. If you have ideas for a location with good group camp sites and plenty of good hiking areas, let a board member know and we'll look into it."

Ken posted this question on a different thread, but I thought I'd start a new one, as it is a topic in of itself.

We suggest having a campout up north, perhaps Pattison SP, Copper Falls SP? Any other suggestions?

[This message has been edited by WISearchers (edited 08-26-2003).]
 
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Cheesehead Dave
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Joined: 2002-04-06
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I've always though that for a one-day event like a picnic, I'd prefer not to have to drive six hours to get there and have to drive another six to get home after a long day of walking. Coming from Kenosha, that would probably be somewhere in the SE quarter of the state.

For a campout though, I'd be willing to travel pretty much anywhere in the state if it's get there on a Friday, cache all day Saturday, then take it easy on Sunday and head for home.

That being said, Bong in Kenosha County, less than a half hour from my house, would be an ideal spot for an event, if not a campout then the next picnic. There are two main campsites, a group camping site, and over 45 miles of trails on a wide variety of terrain (ask anyone who's found "Gee, I'm a Tree"!)

Unfortunately, my State Park camping experience is limited to Peninsula, Governor Dodge, and High Cliff, so I'd have to defer to someone else for recommendations in other areas of the state.
 
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Trudy and the beast
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 9:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

One suggestion previously made is Hartman Creek State Park just outside of Waupaca.
 
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LeeLansinger
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Joined: 2002-02-23
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Is anyone else interested in a date change for next year?? It has always fallen on the same weekend as the largest Amateur radio gathering in the world. I sure would like to make both some year.
 
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kbraband
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 9:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Excellent thread! By starting now with your input, we can gather more ideas and opinions for planning next year's campout and picnic. We can't guarantee that final decisions will be made strictly on a poll of members, but we will certainly listen to members' input.

Keep those location ideas coming.

Meanwhile, let's talk about dates also. The WGA board has not yet discussed a date for the campout, but if we were to hold to tradition of the past two WGA campouts, it would be the weekend of May 14-16, 2004. Let me ask those of you who will most likely attend: is that your preferred weekend? If not, what is? Please share your input.
 
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Cheesehead Dave
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 7:12 am Reply with quote Back to top

I'd be in favor of a different date. I have a graduation to attend on May 15th, so I would not be able to make it to the campout if it were the 14-16th.
 
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Geoffnsara
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We like the date of the campout, but would like to see the picnic moved to end of September when it is much less likely to be 90 degrees outside.
 
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Miata
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Joined: 2002-02-20
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 8:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I love Hartmans Creek State Park! Might be tougher to hide stuff than High Cliff was though.

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Originally posted by Trudy & the beast:
One suggestion previously made is Hartman Creek State Park just outside of Waupaca.


 
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Yawningdog
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Joined: 2002-02-21
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Location: Muskego,WI,USA

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I would also like to place my vote on Hartman Creek. That's a great park with a really nice group camp area and plenty of places to hide caches.
 
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Team Rusch
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

One more vote for Hartman's Creek!
 
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The Searchers
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Joined: 2002-03-26
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 3:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We also vote for Hartmans Creek. This is one of our favorite parks with lots to do.
 
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kbraband
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2003 7:11 am Reply with quote Back to top

Bumping this topic to the active list. We're still open to suggestions for locations and dates for the spring 2004 campout. While you're at it, how about ideas for the picnic?
 
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hermione
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Joined: 2003-11-05
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Location: sheboygan, wi, USA

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2003 12:03 am Reply with quote Back to top

it figures.

other than the dells event, the only camping i got in this year was at hartman creek. i've already DONE a bunch of those caches!

Buuut--as always, there are more caches one desires to to than one can fit into a trip. So hey, i could easily do this one a second time!

i also wouldn't mind doing a campout in the la croix area or bayfield. i havent been to either of those places in years!
 
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Paul
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Joined: 2002-04-02
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:34 am Reply with quote Back to top

Something on the north end of the state would be nice. Lake Wissota state park near Chippewa Falls is a very nice park. Brunet Island near Cornell is also a nice park.

Never been to Pattison or Copper Falls before but I have heard they are nice places. Most people on the south end of the state probably wouldn't appreciate the 6 + hour drive though.

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Trudy and the beast
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2003 6:31 am Reply with quote Back to top

Why Hartman Creek in Mid May?
*Hartman Creek is huge - 1200 acres that's room enough to place a hundred or more temporary caches.
*It offers a wide variety of recreational activities - Boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, camping, horse trails, bike trails and horseshoe pits.
*Hartman Creek is 2 hours from Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison or Milwaukee and 3 hours from anywhere in the state (think after work on Friday).
*May is the start of the traditional outdoor season in Wisconsin, Memorial Day, Opening day (fishing). Late May brings graduations and weddings. June brings Poison Ivy and mosquitos.

Let's either agree on Hartman Creek or please make the case for another place or time.

tb
 
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