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    • 11 Mar 2022
    • 13 Mar 2022
    • 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713
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    CanoeCopia 2022

    Alliant Energy Center - Madison, WI

    March 11-13, 2022

    Co-Trip Leaders: John Carlson and Janice Windes

    Type of Trip: Convention/Paddle

    Trip Cost/Deposit: $280/$140

    Cancellation Date and full payment: February 10, 2022

    Wilderness Level: 1 

    Trip Difficulty: Easy - 750 miles round trip

    Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment 

    Level 1: Applies to trips in which we carry only day packs and stay on maintained trails. Hiking distances range from 3-6 mile, and elevation gain can be as much as 2000 feet. You should be comfortable hiking 3-6 miles in a day with considerable gain/loss on good trails.

    Group Size: 8/7 Maximum/Minimum

    Adults Only

    ***Before registering***

    While considering your participation in CIWC trips, be aware that some trips will involve shared transportation, lodging, and other activities. Each participant is encouraged to evaluate your comfort level with such arrangements based on your health condition, vaccination status, and unknown COVID positivity rates at the time of the trip.  Members are encouraged to review the COVID waiver as a part of this evaluation.

    Canoecopia at Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI is the largest paddlesports trade show and educational symposium in the world. The show features more than 200 exhibitors, outfitters, and guides, in a 250,000 square foot exhibition hall full of canoes, kayaks, standup paddleboards, outdoor equipment, and clothing. Over 100 presentations scheduled at multiple times over the weekend will inform, entertain, and inspire you. We will be occupying two rooms at the Comfort Inn Madison, which is across the street from the Alliant Energy center. The rooms are furnished with two queen beds. Rooms include a complimentary breakfast buffet and exercise room. The trip fee does not include admission to the three-day show. The three-day weekend pass be purchased at the box office for $35.00, or may be ordered online from Rutabaga (the show sponsor) at https://www.rutabaga.com,. To view the Canoecopia 2022 show guide, go to: http://www.canoecopia.com. You can request a Show Guide be mailed to you, and order wristband admission tickets on the www.canoecopia.com.

    We will travel in a rented vehicle, leaving at approximately 9:00 a.m. from the northeast side of Indianapolis. We will eat lunch on the way and arrive in time to check in at the hotel by 3 p.m. The Friday show hours start at 4:00 p.m. We will leave the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI on Sunday afternoon around 2 p.m. and arrive home around 9 p.m. 

    Questions may be submitted to ciwcinfo@gmail.com.

    All trip participants must fill out and submit a CIWC Medical Form  and Long Waiver Form.  

    Effective on all trips, there will be a $50 non refundable registration fee. This fee will be assessed to those who sign up for a trip, get on the roster and then later cancel. Even cancelling before the cancel date. Those who never make the active roster (i.e. those who stay on the waitlist) will NOT be charged the $50 cancellation fee. 


    • 18 Mar 2022
    • 20 Mar 2022
    • Bradford Woods, 5040 State Road 67 N, Martinsville, IN 46151
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    Food Workshop and Hiking Weekend

    Bradford Woods, Martinsville, IN

    March 18-20, 2022

    Co-Trip Leaders: Leslie Green, Jill Whelan and Diane Osborn

    Type of Trip: Skill Building/Hiking

    Trip Cost/Deposit: $160/$80

    Cancellation Date and full payment: February 18, 2022

    Wilderness Level: 2

    Trip Difficulty: Easy, 6-8 mile maximum during weekend, little elevation

    Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment 

    Level 1: Applies to trips in which we carry only day packs and stay on maintained trails. Hiking distances range from 3-6 mile, and elevation gain can be as much as 2000 feet. You should be comfortable hiking 3-6 miles in a day with considerable gain/loss on good trails.

    Level 2: Primarily applies to trips in which we carry only day packs. In one day, we can hike up to 9 miles and 4500 feet of elevation gain on maintained trails, or up to 7 miles and 2000 feet of elevation gain on more rugged, less-maintained trails. For a Level 2 trip you should be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles in a day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a light day pack. If a backpacking trip has a Level 2 rating, it means the distances are 2-4 miles with little elevation gain/loss.

    Group Size: 14/11 Maximum/Minimum

    Adults and Youth age 16+ with Adult

    ***Before registering***

    While considering your participation in CIWC trips, be aware that some trips will involve shared transportation, lodging, and other activities. Each participant is encouraged to evaluate your comfort level with such arrangements based on your health condition, vaccination status, and unknown COVID positivity rates at the time of the trip.  Members are encouraged to review the COVID waiver as a part of this evaluation.

    Planning food for your backcountry adventure can be a challenge. You want tasty, easy to prepare meals that are light weight.  It’s possible to achieve all these objectives, but it requires some planning and preparation.  This week-end workshop will help you learn various methods for preparing and cooking food in the back country, including, dry mixes, dehydrated foods, and specialty ingredients.  We’ll taste test our recipes and you’ll come home with enough sample meals for a three-day backpacking trip and a cookbook of recipes you can use on all your upcoming trips.

    To make our weekend even better, we will have the workshop at the beautiful Bradford Woods. The wooded recreation and education property near Martinsville has more than 10 miles of hiking trails to enjoy. We will take a night hike on Friday night and a longer day hike on Saturday while our food is dehydrating.  Our accommodations in Agape Lodge will offer us comfortable environment with a cozy fireplace. Housing will be in shared rooms with two or three people to a room.

    This workshop is designed for any member that wants to enhance their outdoor skills.   The price includes lodging in Agape Lodge, all meals, and all food used in the back country meal preparation.

    Questions may be submitted to ciwcinfo@gmail.com.

    All trip participants must fill out and submit a CIWC Medical Form  and Long Waiver Form.  

    Effective on all trips, there will be a $50 non refundable registration fee. This fee will be assessed to those who sign up for a trip, get on the roster and then later cancel. Even cancelling before the cancel date. Those who never make the active roster (i.e. those who stay on the waitlist) will NOT be charged the $50 cancellation fee. 


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