Ice Age Trail fall color hike
The Timberland Wilderness Segment of the Ice Age Trail will be the featured section for this year’s fall hike. This segment is in the western most portion of the Ice Age Trail in Lincoln County, accessed only by Tower Road. This “wilderness” is characterized by mature, mixed hardwood trees; maple, oaks and hickory. There are several unusual glacial features traversed by the trail, one being the ice-walled-lake plain. This will be a good chance to test your tree identification skills.
The trail is on firm, dry ground and should be considered only moderately difficult following rolling terrain. Total distance to be hiked is about 3 miles.
Bring a lunch to eat on the trail.
The hike starts at 9 a.m. on Oct. 5. Take Hwy. 64 west of Merrill to Cty. M and continue west on M for 11 miles. Turn right on Tower Road. Go north 9 miles.
Participants may also car pool from the parking lot near Club 64 on Hwy. 64 on the west end of Merrill on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 9 a.m.
For more information, contact Ruby Jaecks at email@example.com or 715-443-3586 or cell 715-551-1118.