Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance Snowshoe Hike
The Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance will host a guided snowshoe hike in the Underdown area of the Lincoln County Forest on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, starting at 10:00 a.m. Meet at the Underdown Recreation Area parking lot on Copper Lake Rd.
“Come and enjoy the wonderful landscape created by the Great Wisconsin Glacier about 10,000 thousand years ago,” organizers say. “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 chose between distances of one to four hours depending on their ability, experience, and endurance. The trail is “moderately difficult.” Hikers should bring their own snowshoes, drink, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Hot cider, hot chocolate, cookies, and a blazing fire will await hikers afterward. There is no charge for the event; however, donations to the chapter will be accepted.
For more information, contact Ruby Jaecks at 715.551.1118 or [email protected]http://[email protected]
From Merrill: Take Hwy. 51 to K north of Merrill. K right to H. H right to Copper Lake Rd. Right on Copper Lake Rd. to Underdown parking lot.
Directions from Tomahawk: 51 South to County Rd. J at Irma. Left on J to H. Right on H to Copper Lake Rd. Left on Copper Lake Rd. to Underdown parking lot.
Directions from Rhinelander: Take Hwy. 17 South to Hwy. J at Bloomville. Go right on J to Copper Lake Rd.. Turn left on Copper Lake Rd. to Underdown parking lot.
Follow the Ice Age Trail signs.