Announcing, the first annual Winter Wonderland Roadtreking No Rules Rally, to be held Jan 23-25 at the very snowy Tahquamenon Falls State Park.
Last time I camped there that time of year, the snow measured 28 inches on the level ground and the temp dipped to -7 F.
That's nothing for Roadtrekers.
With my buddy Jan Seiner, Jennifer and I will be there. We're in spot 177 at the Lower Falls Hemlock Campground. Jan will be 178. I wonder which of you will be brave enough to book the next site?
The state DNR keeps this open all year and plows out a few sites. They have 30 amp electricity if you need it. There is NO AGENDA, NO RULES, NO NAMETAGS. We'll have a big bonfire every night. We can drive or hike down to the excellent brewhouse/restaurant near the falls, where we'll east dinner Friday and Saturday night. Bring cross country skis. REI and sporting goods stores rent snowshoes. Take a camera. The woods are incredible in the winter and the falls are stunning. Check out the photo I took from my last winter visit.
You keep the heater on, of course. But that's about it. That and warmer clothes, boots and mittens.
Go to the Michigan DNR camping reservation site and get your spot for the lower falls, Hemlock campground.
Then post under comments here your name, site number and what yo';ll be camping in.
We'll have more info as we get closer in.
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