2024 TEAM BUILDING HIKE
No TEST HIKES in 2024, but in other years elite hike candidates must prove themselves. Two TEST HIKES are required to qualify to take on the most difficult backcountry hike at the destination - In Scotland there will be no such hike. For those not testing it is simply a wonderful destination hike. There's no fee to participate in the hike for those currently in our training program and a modest fee will be charged for others.
A WONDERFUL DESTINATION HIKE
This is a unique and beautiful destination to hike and has often provided a very challenging mid-season Test Hike. Those that are there to test their progress will get their answer. Those that come for the natural beauty and enjoyment will not be disappointed. A huge glacier dug the lake and pushed up the rocky ridges that form the east and west bluffs.
A THISTLE TREKKER TEAM BUILDER
It is also a weekend travel opportunity and becomes a bonding experience for our travelers. No fee for Cairn Stone training program teams and only $39 for Guests.
AN ORGANIZED TRIP
Bus travel from Niles, MI and a block of rooms in Baraboo, WI are options. DETAILS IN THE SIGN UP FLYER.
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE
It costs more to process a credit or debit card, but the convenience and time factor can be worth it.
Coach Gunn's trips are priced to break even and to be priced as low as possible. Everything is priced on a cash basis.
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NOT IN 2024
JUNE 10, 2023
Located just off M-131 north of Mancelona, MI. This is also a unique and beautiful wilderness hike right here in Michigan. This was our first Test Hike location in 2004 and remains popular with our Cairn Stone vets.
As a weekend travel opportunity it provides a chance for our hikers to bond, an important ingredient for the trip experience. No fee for Cairn Stone training program team members (PNW &TP) but a $30 fee for guests.
MUST BE SUBMITTED to participate in a Test Hike. (See Test Hike Documents below: "Jordan River Valley Test Hike").
ADDITIONAL HOTELS (Kalkaska)
NOT IN 2024
AUGUST 19, 2023
Located in the Manistee National Forest near Cadillac, MI. A challenging and beautiful course along the meandering Manistee River. This is a beautiful destination hike and the final Test Hike for extreme hike candidates. Always a popular destination hike for those wanting to enjoy the pristine beauty while hiking a less challenging distance. [MAP to Trailhead]
This is a weekend travel opportunity and an important bonding experience for our Pacific Northwest trekkers.
No fee for Cairn Stone training program team members and only $30 for Guests.
Devil's Lake documents and Useful Tips to be prepared