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International Dark Sky

Date: March 24-26
Cost:  $45.00
Included: Transportation, lodging, most meals
Depart: March 24 @ 4:30 PM
Return: March 26 @ 2:00 PM

The Headlands Park has more to offer than dazzling views of Orion and the Milky Way. Artificial lighting is rare within the 243-hectare park and Emmet County intends to keep the area as natural as possible. A county-wide outdoor lighting ordinance helps curtail the growth of artificial light at night in surrounding areas.
If you are driving, please park in R lot, we have overnight parking passes for that lot if needed. Just let us know when you get here and we will provide you a pass. (See campus map in link #2 for directions). Once you are in R lot, make your way to the Campus Recreation Center entrance and bring all of your gear in at this time.

March 24
Depart campus from the Campus Recreation Center
Travel to Emmet County, MI
Lodging at Wilderness State Park
March 25
Hike Wilderness State Park and explore historic Mackinaw City before Headlands Dark Sky Park
March 26
Depart and return to campus

Food and Beverage
March 24
Dinner: Hot dogs (traditional, turkey, vegetarian on request), brats, chips, pasta salad, veggie tray, cookies, and water
March 25

Breakfast: Coffee, pancakes, yogurt, fruit, and granola bars in the cabin
Lunch: Downtown Mackinaw City (your own expense)
Dinner: Assorted freeze dried meals
March 26
Breakfast: yogurt, fruit, and granola bars in the cabin

Please feel free to bring any snacks or other items you wish.  When registering please let us know if you have any dietary preferences and or restrictions.

Packing List
Water bottle, cold weather jacket, hat, gloves, extra clothes, hygiene items, pillow, blankets, camera, miscellaneous spending money
Sleeping bags can be rented from Campus Recreation.

*Please limit your belongings to one backpack or bag similar to an airport carry on item.

Link #1

Dark Sky

Link #2

Campus Map