Monday, June 16, 2014

Save the Wild U.P. to sponsor guided hike to Pinnacle Falls June 18

Poster announcing Save the Wild U.P.'s Guided Hike to Pinnacle Falls courtesy Save theWild U.P.

MARQUETTE -- Save the Wild U.P. (SWUP) will sponsor a a guided hike to Pinnacle Falls near Big Bay at 12:30 p.m. this Wednesday, June 18. Experts Cynthia Pryor and Lon and Lynn Emerick will lead the way and will discuss the unique ecology and history of this special place -- including Keewaydinoquay, the naming of the Yellow Dog River, and risks brought by sulfide mining just upstream.

Pack your own lunch for a group picnic at the falls. RSVP required! Meet up: Big Bay Outfitters, Big Bay at 12:30 p.m. before group leaders head to the Yellow Dog Plains. Plan to arrive early! Save your spot today by emailing RSVP@savethewildup.org or by calling (906) 662-9987.

Hikers will have the opportunity to meet SWUP's new Outreach Coordinator, Northern Michigan University alumna Alexandra Maxwell. A lover of the wild lands and lakes of the Upper Peninsula, Alex is leading the group's summer outreach efforts -- and she’d love your help!

Whatever your time or talent, get in touch today to help save the wild U.P. by writing Alex at grassroots@savethewildup.org.

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