Friday, January 10, 2014

Michigan Nature Association to lead snowshoe hike Jan. 11

CHASSELL -- Michigan Nature Association will host a snowshoe hike beginning at 1 p.m. TOMORROW, Saturday, Jan. 11, at River Bend NS.

Join stewards Gwen and Mike Stockwell for a snowshoe hike to a rarely visited sanctuary in Houghton County. The group will hike out through the woods to the picturesque bend in the Otter River and back. Please bring your own snowshoes, snacks and water. Mike notes that hikers will be traversing CFA land that is currently being harvested. It may be necessary to carry your snowshoes part of the way or to bushwhack around any processing underway.

Getting there:

FROM HOUGHTON -- Go south on US 41 to Chassell and turn right at the blinking light onto Chassell-Painesdale Rd. After 3 miles, the road hooks left into Tapiola Road; go another 9 miles to first stop, turn right on Askell Road which hooks left onto Pelkie Road.  Go 2 miles to Fish Hatchery Road (Elo) and turn right; go 1.5 miles to fire number 15500 and turn right onto a long driveway.

FROM BARAGA -- From US 41, go west on M38 (blinking yellow signal) for 6.9 miles to Pelkie Road; turn right and go 6.6 miles to Fish Hatchery Road; turn left and go 1.5 miles to fire number 15500; turn right onto a long driveway.

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