Snowshoe hike on the Ice Age Trail
Once again, the Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance will be offering the public a guided snowshoe hike in the Underdown area of the Lincoln County Forest on Saturday, Feb. 8, starting at 10 a.m. from the parking lot on Copper Lake Road.
Come and enjoy the wonderful landscape created by the Great Wisconsin Glacier about 10,000 years ago. A UW geology and geophysics professor described the Underdown as a “world class hummocky feature” of glacial topography. In simpler terms, the area has swamps, lakes, bogs and hills abundantly.
The snowshoe trail layout and design has been done by chapter member, Chris Schotz. The trail is well marked and packed. Hikers can choose between distances of one to four hours depending on your ability, experience and endurance. The trail is of moderate difficulty. Bring your snowshoes, drink and weather appropriate clothing.
Hot cider, hot chocolate, cookies and a blazing fire will await you after the hike. No charge for this event, offerings accepted.
For more information, contact Ruby Jaecks at 715-443-3586 home or 715-551-1118 cell phone or [email protected]
The hike begins at the Underdown parking lot. Take Hwy. 51 to Cty. K north of Merrill. From Cty. K, turn right on Cty. H, then right on Copper Lake Road to the parking lot.