Friday, August 01, 2014

Michigan Nature Association to sponsor Bare Bluff Geology Field Trip with Erika Vye Aug. 2

CHASSELL -- Michigan Nature Association (MNA) will sponsor a Bare Bluff Geology Field Trip and Hike at Grinnell Memorial Nature Sanctuary at 11 a.m. TOMORROW, Saturday, Aug. 2.

Join Erika Vye, Michigan Tech Geology PhD student, for a hike leading up to the high bluffs for a spectacular view of Lake Superior. Along the way, participants will learn about the soaring rhyolite outcrop and the fascinating Keweenaw Fault. Pack a lunch and water, bring bug repellent and sunscreen, and wear sturdy hiking boots.

To get there, drive north on US 41 to eleven miles south of Copper Harbor. Turn right at the sign for Lac La Belle and Mt. Bohemia. Drive about 5 miles to Lac La Belle, turn left on the Bete Gris Road and drive about 2 miles to the Smith Fisheries Road and turn left. Bear right and travel another 2.5 miles to the parking area on the right, marked with an MNA sign.

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