Northwoods Chapter of Ice Age Trail Alliance hosting Underdown snowshoe hike
For the Tomahawk Leader
LINCOLN COUNTY – 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 at 10 a.m.
Those interested in taking part can meet at the Underdown Recreation Parking Lot on Copper Lake Rd.
“Come and enjoy the wonderful landscape created by the Great Wisconsin Glacier about ten thousand years ago,” a release from the Northwoods Chapter stated. “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 release said the snowshoe trail layout and design has been done by Chapter member Chris Schotz.
“The trail is well-marked and packed,” the release stated. “Hikers can chose between distances of one to four hours, depending on your ability, experience and endurance. The trail is ‘moderately difficult.’ Bring your snowshoes, drink and weather-appropriate clothing.”
Hot cider, hot chocolate, cookies and a blazing fire will await participants after the hike.
There is no charge for the event. Donations to the chapter will be accepted.
Directions from Tomahawk: Take U.S. Hwy. 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 Merrill: Take U.S. Hwy. 51 to County Rd. 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 Rhinelander: Take State Rd. 17 south to County Rd. J at Bloomville; right on J to Copper Lake Rd. Turn left on Copper Lake Rd to Underdown parking lot.
Follow the Ice Age Trail signs.
For more information, contact Ruby Jaecks at 715-551-1118 or [email protected].