Beginning to Hike a Lot Like Christmas


December 9, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


East Lake Road
East Lake Road, Dick, Michigan

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The NCTA Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore Chapter‘s December group hike includes a potluck. See the Niagara Escarpment!

We will meet at the corner of Guard Road off East Lake Road, south of East Lake. Some maps call Guard Road “North Gamble Road” and other maps show it as “Spur Road.” Another road called Jody comes out at this intersection, as well. If you look at Forest Service Road numbers, we are meeting at the intersection of FS 3119, FS 3114, and FS 3487. We will carpool to our start near Michigan Mile 511. (GPS coordinates to the meeting location are 46.125342, -84.784485.)

The length of the hike will be about 5 miles. Conditions that day could dictate adjusting the length of the hike. We can discuss options at the meeting location.
Be prepared for the conditions. Snowshoes or XC skis may be needed. Bring water, a camera, the 10 essentials, and a snack for the trail. We will need to record your name and contact information before the hike. Cell phone service may not be the best (non-existent) in the area of the hike. If you have questions before the day of the hike, text Tom at 906-322-2617.

After the hike we will gather close by at the home of Stan and Kay Kujawa for a potluck meal. Bring something that will go with the sloppy joes that Stan and Kay will make, as we celebrate the Kujawa’s 20+ years of volunteering service to the North Country Trail.