Depart: Friday, June 24 @ 9:00a
Return: Sunday, June 26 @ 5:00p
Included: Travel, equipment, and various meals
Join Campus Recreation on a 10-mile Outdoor Adventure to backpack the Manistee River Trail. This trail features a trek alongside the Manistee River Trail and countless overlooks. The Manistee River Trail is one of Michigan’s staple trails for backpackers.
Enjoy an afternoon in Manistee, MI
Spend the first night front country camping at Seaton Creek Camp
Depart Seaton Creek Camp and backpack the Manistee Trail
Arrive at Backcountry campsite and rest for the night.
Spend a lazy morning and complete the Manistee River Trail
Return to campus
Food and Beverage
Lunch - Cadillac, MI restaurant (personal expense)
Dinner – Hot dogs, brats, chips (Vegetarian option available on request)
Breakfast – Fruit, snack bars, oatmeal
Lunch – Trail lunch (Bumble Bee meals, PB&J, granola)
Dinner – Mountain House Freeze Dried Dinner
Breakfast - Fruit, snack bars, oatmeal
Lunch - Mesick, MI restaurant
Please bring refillable water bottles to use total minimum 2 L. Feel free to bring any snacks or other items you wish. Backpacking is a strenuous activity. You will be burning many calories that will need to be replenished! If you have any dietary restrictions or preferences, please let us know at registration in order to make accommodations.
1 full change of clothes to keep in the car for post hiking!
1-2 pair athletic pants/synthetic hiking pants
1 pair of shorts
3-4 synthetic/athletic shirts (cotton is not good!)
1 long sleeve for at night
1 long/warm pair of sleep pants
2-4 pair of thick socks
3-5 pair of undergarments
1 pair durable hiking boots
Eating utensils – Bowl/Spork*
Water bottles total min. 2 L
Toiletry items – toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, baby wipes
Sun hat/baseball cap
1 pair of camp shoes (sandals)
Travel coffee mug
*Available for rental from Campus Recreation. Rental equipment needed to participate on trips with Campus Recreation is included with registration.
Keep in mind that what you bring on the trip will need to fit in 35-65 L backpack. You are responsible for carrying your belongings. Ounces add up to pounds!
August 5-7, 2022
More information to come!
August 21-25, 2022
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Let Campus Recreation help with your next outdoor adventure! Outdoor equipment may be rented for a nominal fee. The following equipment is available:
Contact us for details on how to reserve the equipment! Account fees will be posted to the user accounts for any lost or stolen equipment. Rented equipment must be returned as determined by the rental agreement.