Ice Age Trail Alliance to host 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 next month.

The hike will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. Participants will meet at the Underdown Recreation parking lot on Copper Lake Rd.

“Come and enjoy the wonderful landscape created by the Great Wisconsin Glacier about 10,000 years ago,” a release from the Northwoods Chapter said. “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 trail is well-marked and packed, and participants can choose between hikes of one to four hours, depending on ability, experience and endurance. The trail is considered “moderately difficult.”

Hikers are asked to bring snowshoes, a beverage 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 Northwoods 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].

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