Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Hike in the Trap Hills Oct. 6

View of the Ontonagon River. The river and fall colors will be part of a hike sponsored by Save the Wild UP and the Trap Hills Conservation Alliance on Sunday, Oct. 6. (Photos © and courtesy Margaret Comfort unless otherwise indicated.)

Save the Wild UP and the Trap Hills Conservation Alliance will sponsor a hike to the gorgeous Trap Hills (near Ewen and Bergland, Mich.) on Sunday, Oct. 6.  This time they will be hiking in the eastern end of the region.

Meet at 11 a.m. EDT at Old Victoria Museum near Rockland, Mich.

Meet at 11 a.m. Eastern Time at Old Victoria Historic site, 3.7 miles west of Rockland.

Those who so desire can take a guided tour of Old Victoria (former mining town) Museum and grounds for $4 per person. The group will then have lunch. Please bring a sack lunch and water bottle. Trail snacks, desserts, and hot apple cider will be provided.

Participants will then carpool to the launch site.

Once again, this will be a guided hike with botanist Steve Garske and retired wilderness ranger/geologist Doug Welker. The hike will include a visit to Gleason Falls. Stunning panoramic vistas abound!

Bluff east of Whiskey Hollow Creek in the Trap Hills. (Photo © and courtesy Doug Welker)

This is a MODERATE-DIFFICULTY, THREE-MILE hike of more than three hours, suitable for the entire family!

Following the hike, those who wish will have supper at Henry's in Rockland. Sandwiches, vegetarian selections, and homemade soup will be available. Self-pay.

Enjoy supper at Henry's Inn after the hike. Sally, Erica, and Cassandra will have your table waiting!

Carpooling is available  from your region!

SPACE IS LIMITED, SO PLEASE RSVP to Margaret Comfort at or call 906-250-3284. Once you RSVP, you will receive further information and directions to Old Victoria.

Editor's Note: Read about the August hike in the Trap Hills and see more photos in Save the Wild UP's article, "Kick-off celebration of U.P.’s Trap Hills huge success."

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