Friday, January 18, 2013

Snowshoe hikes in Porkies to be held Jan. 19, 26

SILVER CITY, MICH. -- Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, located on the south shore of Lake Superior near Silver City in Ontonagon County, is offering guided snowshoe hikes on Saturdays in January. Two more hikes are scheduled -- for Jan. 19 and Jan. 26.

All experience levels are welcome. Meet at 1 p.m. EST at the log cabin between the open slope and the chalet near the ski hill. See the map for directions. The group will stop at East Visa to take in the view, then trek through untouched snow on the way down. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera on this picturesque hike.

The park has extra snowshoes available to borrow for those who do not have their own; simply arrive a few minutes early. The hikes is 1.5 - 2 hours and of moderate difficulty. Participants can take part in this hike, then make some new "trails" of their own.

If the weather is not favorable for snowshoeing, the event may be canceled. Please call ahead to inquire about cancellations by calling 906-885-5206.

For more information on winter recreation opportunities at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, call (906) 885-5275 or visit www.mi.gov/porkiesvc.

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