Join me and others from the Michigan Hiking and Backpacking Facebook Group for a day-hike on the North Country Trail through the Lost Nation State Game Area in Pittsford, Michigan.
This day hike will take you along 7(ish) miles of the North Country trail during a time of year traditionally ablaze with the colors of fall.
It’s all happening on Saturday, October 24th at 9am.
No huge agenda other than just enjoying creation together with a bunch of fellow trail junkies. You might just meet some kindred spirits :-)
We will meet up at 9am in the Family Dollar parking lot in Pittsford, Michigan. From there we will drive to the starting parking area, then send some of our vehicles to the end parking area. After the hike, if several of us would be willing to take people back to the start for their cars, I would greatly appreciate it. I may have a 15 passenger van available as well to shuttle folks if we need it. The Family Dollar was just built this past month, so it is not on any maps. If you need directions, it’s on the corner of M-34 (Hudson Rd.) and Pittsford Rd in Pittsford, Michigan. This is such a small town so if you can get to it, you can’t miss the store.
Please bring items you would imagine needing for a normal day hike in the fall including water, food, jacket, hat, camera, good shoes/socks, rain gear etc. If the chance of precipitation is anything greater than 40% in Pittsford, Michigan on the day of the hike we will cancel. It’s no fun hiking in 40-50 degree weather when it’s raining out! :-)
I would rate this trail as moderate in difficulty due to several stream crossings, and a bit of steep/sometimes muddy terrain in parts, so be advised if you are new to hiking.
If you would like to camp here the night before, please follow this link for information on dispersed camping on Michigan State land (http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10365_10883-31303–,00.html) It’s free, but there are some things you need to know/do. Please, please, please practice LNT while here.
For information on this section of trail, here are a few more links:
Here are a few maps of the trail we will be hiking:
If you have any questions about this get-together, just hit me up, and if you plant to come, please let me know via the Facebook event. :-)
See you outdoors (literally this time :-)
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