575 Raptor Backpacking Trip

Thank you Raptor Patrol for joining me on a wonderful backpacking trip to the Ice Age Trail in Kettle Moraine North state forest Wisconsin.  Some of the highlights of the trip included:

  • Backpacking in the rain the first night to get to the shelter.
  • Having a dry shelter the first night!
  • Close introduction to a bat in the shelter.
  • Best trail meal — Hot fresh Biscuits and honey with bananas for breakfast
  • Climbing a fire tower at dusk to see a wonderful sunset
  • Night hike back to camp after the sunset.

The first day backpacking followed this trail map: Ice Age Trail Day 1 – Raptor Patrol 2016

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Planning documents we used:

Summer Backpacking Packing List – Packing (2)

Backpack Meal Plan

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