Porcupine Mountain Backpacking
Enjoy a backpacking trip in the famous Porcupine Mountain State Wilderness Area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Hike in one of the few remaining large wilderness areas of the Midwest. Towering pines, firs, and birches along the shores of Lake Superior provide the setting for trails leading to secluded lakes, wild rivers, hills, and waterfalls. The “Porkies” offer a mixture of terrain from the barren top of the Escarpment to the wetlands created by beaver dams to the lowland hemlock groves. Perennial favorites include hiking along the top of the Escarpment, eating dinner on the shore of Lake Superior, climbing the observation tower atop Summit Peak for views of the entire preserve, and camping at Lake of the Clouds. The Porcupine mountains offer a wide array of options and can provide challenges for first-time backpackers and experienced crews alike. Treks range in length from 20 to 50 miles depending on the desires of the crew. Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan will provide you with equipment, food, and an experienced guide for this spectacular trip.
Group Size Limit: The capacity limit per group in a campsite is 6. During the day, up to 12 are allowed to hike together and gather for meals. Campsites need to be a minimum ¼ mile apart. We will send 1 trek leader with you, who can help cover the 2-deep leadership requirement for 1 campsite. If a 2nd site is required, your troop or crew must provide 3 Adults, total.
$425 Total Fee
– $125 Non-refundable Deposit. Registration must be completed & deposit paid by April 3, 2017 (11:59PM)
= $325 Balance Due by June 12, 2017 (11:59PM)
REGISTRATION LINK: http://www.neic.org/Event.aspx?id=3028. IMPORTANT: This link will take you to the main trek registration page. You will see it is for all treks, and for June 25-August 5 (all 6 weeks of camp). But, as you complete the registration, you will be asked for your specific Week #, and if you want a 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day trip. Both answers are required to complete the registration, so know when (and how long) you want to take your trek before beginning your registration.
WHEN REGISTERING, CHOOSE THE WEEK THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU:
Week 1: June 25-July 1
Week 2: July 2-8
Week 3: July 9-15
Week 4: July 16-22
Week 5: July 23-29
Week 6: July 30-Aug 5