- Estimated Cost: $30
- Deposit: $30
- Max Trip Size: 12 people
Friday Sept. 25th – Sunday Sept. 27th
Trip cost- deposit of $30
The $30 deposit covers the food that I provide for breakfasts, the main course for the meal on Saturday plus the septic tank emptying and expenses. Other costs are for on-your-own stuff like Friday dinner, gas, etc.
Bring a sleeping bag.
Arriving on Friday at 6:30 pm at Fat Boy’s Resturant (dinner on your own) http://www.fat-boys.net/find-us.html
on west side of Hwy 53 exit for Bloomer WI, approximately 2 hours from Bloomington, MN. After dinner, leave for the cabin near New Auburn WI. For those that arrive later, detailed instructions can be given to find the lake house.
Saturday, hiking and kayaking if you bring a kayak. After breakfast we go to Chippewa Ice Age Interpretive Center for the 4.5 miles trail of glacial lakes and hills. For those that want to kayak/canoe on the morraine lakes, they will bring their kayaks and kayak then or after the hike. For lunch we’ll picnic at the Chippewa Ice Age Interpretive Center with its commanding view of the glacial area. Those that would like to mountain bike and go with Jim to a designated area, others can return to the cabin. Also, the cabin is on a chain of lakes that can be kayaked/canoed. There is one canoe at the cabin.
Saturday night dinner at the cabin will be a coordinated meal. Jim provides the main course of pasta. Others hopefully bring side dishes/dessert/drinks, etc. Breakfasts consist of oatmeal, milk, brown sugar and coffee unless others want to contribute more. Lunch-picnics are on your own.
Sunday, hike/bike in the Blue Hills, a little known Shangri-La about 30 minutes from the cabin, close to Bruce WI. The local ski resort is having a fall festival where we will stop in. We’ll hike to the hilltop for a great view, or anyone can ride the chair lift for approx. $2 to see the view. http://www.christiemountain.com/ Others that then want to mountain bike or hike more can go to http://www.bluehillstrail.com/ a nearby cross-country trail. The grass should be short enough at the Blues Hills trails since they mow about every 6 weeks.
Otherwise you could stay at the cabin to relax, canoe the chain of lakes. There is the option to return to the cabin Sunday after the hike to shower and eat or to leave directly for the Twin Cities after the hike.
The Chippewa Morraine Ice Age Center is 5 miles away from the cabin if you wish to return there also.