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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-16-2007, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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2007 Spring CLSB backpacking trip

Its warming up and the snow is finally gone. Time for another Spring CLSB backpacking trip.

This time we'll be going to Michigan to do an out-and-back trip on the Manistee River Trail. This will be a 2 night/3 day trip, going about 4-5 miles each day. The trip is tentatively titled, "return to brokeback mountain".

This is a beautiful area of Michigan. http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/index.shtml

As it gets closer to the weekend we'll get carpools together and meeting times.

DATES: Friday May 11th to Sunday May 13th


Who's in? Post up!

-Chills
-Joemamma
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Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

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Definate Maybe.

Someone just brought up th 11th at work.

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Cool, Kirk. I hope you can make it.


Here are some pics from the last trip:
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Ooh! I've hiked literally hundreds of miles of those trails; it IS lovely! Wish I could go!
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I wish you could too. I've never been up the MRT. We'll be starting near Wellston, MI.

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I am almost in.
It is my wife's first Mother's Day.

But me being gone for a weekend is a priceless gift.

Hopefully I won't blow my Achilles like last time.

Thank God I had Tylenol 3 with me.

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Damn you! I am going to be gone that weekend.
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Nope...railing thru Arkansas that week

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Joe, you'll be up in Michigan, right?


Rick, one of these times you're going to have to come out with us and show off your Canadian wilderness skills, eh?

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Joe, you'll be up in Michigan, right?


Rick, one of these times you're going to have to come out with us and show off your Canadian wilderness skills, eh?
Actually the Canadian Military has a great Wilderness Survival Course...week long session in the bush. You have whats on your person...thats it...and 3 days of instruction. Thats why I laugh so hard when people spend $100 to $300 on tents, then think they are shitty because they collaspe in a heavy wind...it's not the tent, its the user. There is a guy I think on the Science Channel that does survival training...he's a Canadian, lots of the techniques he uses I learned when I was in the Army. I'm assuming the American Military has the same training programs, personally I think everyone should have someone kind of training...most people die because they make stupid mistakes, 90% of the population don't know how to use a compass to get a fix on a position. People are always stunned that I always carry a compass...they go "you have a GPS Rick" GPS break, the US can turn the signal off....my celestial navigation is really rusty I should practice more. No worry Chris, I'll make a trip one of these days. Jammin and I will be doing a little "Dual Sporting" this season...he fancy himself a camper He goes to camp grounds with hot showers and free WFI...and this is camping

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Actually the Canadian Military has a great Wilderness Survival Course
@ the Canadian Military. It's so cute that Rick still believes in fairy tales!!
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Hey those Canucks have long and proud history of being used as cannon fodder by the Brits.
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@ the Canadian Military. It's so cute that Rick still believes in fairy tales!!
no comments from anyone who lives in Texass

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Hey Rick, you're talking about Les Stroud. Amazing surviorman himself, and yep he's a Canuck.

The American military does have fieldcraft training, but the amount varies depending on what your job is. Infantry get more training than clerks.


So who else is in?

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I'm out I just can't bail on My wife's first Mother's Day.

Sorry I will borrow out some of my gear if people do need it.

Stove
Water purifier
etc..

Rick I roughed it enough in my carrer I like camping and enjoy living easy.

White light at night time is really cool. So is a fire.

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Damn Andrew, was wondering when you'd chime in. Glad you're coming along.

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Its warming up and the snow is finally gone. Time for another Spring CLSB backpacking trip.

This time we'll be going to Michigan to do an out-and-back trip on the Manistee River Trail. This will be a 2 night/3 day trip, going about 4-5 miles each day. The trip is tentatively titled, "return to brokeback mountain".

This is a beautiful area of Michigan. http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/index.shtml

As it gets closer to the weekend we'll get carpools together and meeting times.

DATES: Friday May 11th to Sunday May 13th


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Wish I could, but can't make it. Sounds like a good time though.

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No worries, Hans. Next time.

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Hey Chills... Eric is in as well. Have to see about work but it shouldn't be a problem.
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