|The North Country Trail is America's longest National Scenic Trail stretching 4,600 miles from New York to North Dakota linking 7 states, 10 National Forests, and more than 150 public lands providing year around recreational opportunities. In Michigan, there are about 1,150 miles of the NCT; about 750 in Lower Michigan and 450 Miles of NCT in the Upper Peninsula. The Peter Wolfe Chapter has about 120 miles of trail stretching from M64 in the West, to East of US41 at Long Lake near the Craig Lake Forest.|
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Our next PWC Board meeting is Thursday
August 18th at 7pm at the Nara Chalet in Houghton.
Some PWC Trail issues of Note:
* There are sections of our trail that have been marked for logging. The trees that are marked to be cut have been painted with the exact same blue color as the NCT Blue Blazes!! (usually several diagonal stripes per tree) So be very careful to look for the 2 inch by 6 inch vertical paint or plastic blazes (or the old blue plastic triangle blazes)! We have done our best to make the trail obvious when we have found these tree markings this season, but there may be some places we have not discovered yet.
Options for winter
hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing
2016 News and
2015 News and Events:
PWC board meetings on January
15, March 19, Annual Membership meeting May 7th, June 18,
PWC work bee on the Tibbets Falls trail Saturday April 25th organized by Marj Krumm.
PWC snowshoe hike Saturday January 31 at O Kun de Kun Falls, 2pm EST, hike leader Jason Oles of the Ottawa NF. Poster
The public is invited to join the Peter Wolfe Chapter for a
snowshoe hike on the NCT on Saturday, January 31st. Meet at the O Kun de Kun
Falls trailhead at 2pm EST. The trailhead is on the east side of US45,
halfway between Rockland, Mi and Bruce Crossing, 6 miles south of M26. This
is about a 3.5 mile round trip snowshoe to see two beautiful frozen water
falls and a spectacular suspension bridge over the Baltimore River.
We will have our PWC spring quarter board meeting on Thursday, March 19, starting at 6pm in the Nara Chalet, on US41 south of Michigan Tech Univ in Houghton. All are welcome!
The Peter Wolfe
Sunday Sept 20, 1pm EDT: A PWC public hike on PWC segment 44-46, Tibbets Falls hike on State Land lead by Marge Krumm and Connie Sherry. This is in recognition of Michigan Trails Week ! Directions: Drive 9 miles south of L'Anse on US41, turn West on Baraga Plains road, drive 6 miles west then turn South on Baraga Plains road, drive 4.5 miles south, stop in NCT Trailhead Parking before the bridge. It is at the intersection of a 2-track and Plains Road, 3.4 miles north of M-28. Poster here Bring your Friends!
Tuesday, Sept 29, 10am EDT: Hike the proposed PWC new connector trail east of Canyon Falls. Meet in the Canyon Falls trail head parking off US41, 10 miles south of L'Anse to carpool to start point of the hike lead by Connie Julien. Join the PWC board on this is rugged unmarked wet hike for adult volunteers willing to help evaluate a possible trail connector route. Bring water, lunch, sturdy boots, long pants, long sleeves and gloves for protection from very tall sharp vegetation and terrain.
Tentative Special PWC meeting late Sept/early Nov to discuss the evaluation of the proposed connector trail hiked on Sept 29th, so PLEASE take that hike to help us decide if that is the path we wish to follow east.
Thursday, Nov 5th, 7pm EDT: PWC Board meeting at Nara Chalet south of Houghton. All welcome!
2014 News and Events:
2014 Board and Meeting Activities:
PWC board meetings on January 28, March 6, April 17, June 19, July 29, October 16.
General Membership meeting on May 22.
Maintenance Comm meetings March 13, August 6,
June 7 and July 13 PWC Volunteer Blaze training on seg 21 lead by Arlyn
June 8 PWC Hike in the Big Lake area, seg 52 lead by Doug Welker
July 16 Doug organized a meeting with NCTA, NPS, ONF, DNR. (summary of that meeting emailed to board by Dan S. on July 26th)
July 17 Superior Watershed organized a meeting with NPS in Marquette about crews for trail work next season.
July 19 PWC hike in seg 35-36 lead by Marj Johnston
May 28 and August 19 NCTA organized phone conference with chapters officers/board invited by NCTA to participate.
August 17 PWC hike on seg 30 lead by Dan Schneider
August 18- work began on the O Kun de Kun Falls gravel tread work by ONF on the first 200 feet starting from the trailhead off US45.
August 31 MTU Student Volunteer Day on Segment 40
Sept 27 PWC Hike in the Norwich Mine area, seg 10 lead by Dan S with Dr. Patrick Martin of MTU
October 2014: The Fall colors are absolutely beautiful now from late September to mid October, so hopefully you can get out there and hike some of the NCT!! All of our trails will be beautiful this season! We especially recommend the Trap Hills hikes in the PWC! You can see forever from the highest cliffs in Michigan from the Trap Hills! Another beautiful view that was still in peak colors on Oct 12, is Lookout Mtn off the Victoria Road; see links on the left for more info.
We will have our PWC fall quarter board meeting on Thursday, October 16, starting at 6pm in the Nara Chalet, on US41 south of Michigan Tech Univ in Houghton. We will have a featured speaker at this meeting, Jeff McCusker, the NCT trail Manager with the National Park Service! Jeff's talk on trail maintenance will begin at 7pm following the board meeting. All are welcome!
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