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Date:
August 6, 2020 - August 12, 2020
Time:
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Time Details:
This is an overnight camp in Pourcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.
Location:
Campers will meet at McFarland Park
Contact:
515-232-2516
Email:
Cost:
$350
Porcupine Mountains
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CANCELED FLOAT V (Backpacking Trip)

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Those completing grades 9 - 12 can take an exciting seven-day backpacking trek to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park! Campers will spend three nights back-country camping in 60,000 acres of true Midwest wilderness on the shores of Lake Superior. Surround yourself with towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and countless waterfalls. Enjoy Lake Superior sea cave exploration on kayaks. How do you earn a spot? Complete an application and letter of support by 4 pm May 18, 2020. If selected, you will begin your journey with a mandatory training day on June 19, 2020 from 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. at McFarland Park. Scholarships are available through the Iowa Association of Naturalists at https://www.iowanaturalists.org/programs/funding Participants will be responsible for meals on the road, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, water bottles, and clothing. Once participants are selected they will received a detailed list of needed supplies.