Wisconsin Dells/Devil's Lake WI
October 19-21, 2018
Trip Leaders: Sam Sokolski and Lisa Forester
Type of Trip: Hiking
Cancellation Date and full payment: September 20, 2018
Adults/High School Youth
Maximum number: 10
Minimum number: 9
Wilderness Level: 1 (State Parks w/EMS less than 1 hour)
Difficulty: Moderate Level (13 miles for 3 day total, 1 day maximum 5 miles, couple of hills)
Friday Oct 19 we will depart in the am for a 6 hour ride to Christmas Mountain Village at Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Halfway to our destination we will stop at Starved Rock Illinois to hike the bluffs, cliffs and waterfalls of this beautiful park situated along the Illinois River near Ottawa, IL. The highlights of this park will include several shallow stream crossings and encounters with multiple waterfalls. Plan on bringing your lunch, we will choose an ideal spot to relax and eat. We will then continue to our destination and stop for dinner prior to settling in for an evening of rest and relaxation in our resort condos. There we’ll share 2 modern condos that sleep a capacity of 12. We’ll have discussion on our plans for the following day.
Saturday morning as a group we’ll share a hot breakfast before driving 12 miles to our jewel for the weekend. Devil’s Lake State Park in Wisconsin was voted one of the Top 10 State Parks in the USA by USA Today Reader’s Poll. This unique topography was formed by the receding glaciers thousands of years ago. Some of the trails include a segment of the infamous “Ice Age Trail”. In addition to the unique beauty we have chosen a weekend near peak “leaf” viewing. Although mostly flat, we will encounter two steep and rugged 500 foot climbs (and subsequent descents) to the bluff tops on this five- mile loop, which will offer spectacular views of the lake and surrounding areas. Although there is challenge on this hike, the pace will be relaxed so we have time to enjoy the scenery. Again, we choose a place to relax and have lunch during the hike. When we return to the condos we will share preparing and enjoying dinner as a group. Well have discussion on our plans for the following day.
Sunday after breakfast we will pack-up and return to Indiana. If the group desires, there is a multitude of places to stop for a short hike on the way home. As a group we can make this decision considering the desired return time, the 6-hour drive, and the one -hour lost crossing time zones.
Details and communications will follow to the participants of this trip.
The cost of the trip includes transportation, 2 nights lodging, 1 dinner and 2 breakfasts.
Your responsibilities include your personal lunch either in route or on the hikes all three days and dinner Friday evening in route to destination.