Campout Foray: The Hawnting

Well, fall is finally upon us and that can only mean that it’s time once again to gather at Hawn State Park for our annual campout/foray. Hopefully we’ll get some rain in the next couple of weeks to make the hunting more plentiful! The woods were pretty crispy at MoNama but well over 200 species were identified anyway, so who knows?!

Anyway, we’ll be camping again in our favorite spot above the shower house, (scout/special use area). There is plenty of room up there for tents and even for smaller caravan/campers. There is water on site but no electricity. There is electricity down below so reserve a site now iffn’ ya have to have it.

As always plan on being self sufficient for the weekend. Bring food, beverages, shelter, bedding, tableware, stove, grill/grate… whatever you need to be comfortable in the woods. Don’t forget the chairs, hammocks, proper attire, baskets, boots, bug spray and lighting. It’s Halloween weekend so bring something festive if you like; pumpkins for carving, candy, costumes, candles… The folks down below are usually very into the spirit of things, there will be trick or treating!

Mikey and I will be there Friday noonish setting things up but arrive whenever you like, the weekend is pretty casual. Potluck style both Saturday and Sunday nights so bring something to share if you like otherwise bring your own food. Mike is thinking oxtail soup and I’m thinking chili of some kind. Although the pizza oven worked great last year, alas, not this year…maybe next!

We’ll be hunting Saturday morning in the park at 10am at the trailheads in the day use area, meet us there or at the campsite beforehand. Some folks might want to hike one of loops there, I stay pretty close however, hunting the flatter areas till about 1sh when I’ll head back to camp for lunch and a nap maybe! Like I said, it’s a pretty laid-back weekend, relax and enjoy! Sunday is up to you. In the past we have hunted Pickle Springs but I don’t do that anymore as there is too much packing up to do. Pickle is a very nice hike and Hickory Canyon is close by also so check ‘em out if you are in the mood. See ya there!

If you have any questions contact Shannon Stevens.

Event Details

Event Date 10-28-2022 3:00 pm
Event End Date 10-30-2022 12:00 pm
Registered 17
Fee per person No charge
Foray Leader Shannon Stevens
Attendance Members and nonmembers welcome
Registration? Registration required
Contact Person Shannon Stevens (see link in the description)
Location (clickable) Hawn State Park (Pickle Creek Trailhead)
Sponsoring Chapter St Louis

Venue Information - Hawn State Park (Pickle Creek Trailhead)

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