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 1150 miles of the NCT; about 750 in Lower Michigan and 450 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 in the East.
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Our Annual Membership meeting will be May 22nd at 7pm at the Nara Chalet in Houghton.
 
When we meet at the Nara Chalet, we often have a potluck dinner about 6pm, and start our meeting at 7pm.
All Welcome to all meetings and pre-meeting activity!

We would like to encourage all trail users, both hikers and volunteers, to fill out this medical form and carry it in your personal pack while hiking: Emergency Medical Information Form - Fill out and print; or print and fill out by hand.

Featured link: Options for winter hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing

 

Some PWC Trail issues of Note:

We have had a severe winter with 300+ inches of snow in places and as of mid April 2014, we still have up to 3 feet of snow on the ground along the PWC-NCT.

Victoria Dam Road south to top of hill above Powerhouse
(segment 17)
Segment 17 has been obliterated due to logging.  Follow the north-south road that connects the ends of the segment (see map)

2014 News:

Volunteer Adventure a success!
About a half a mile of high-quality trail was built on Bill Lynch's property southeast of Herman in Baraga County.  It's a key link in an east-west route to connect existing trail at Canyon Falls Rest Area and NCT Hikers Club Chapter trail at Long Lake outlet.
We had a beautiful campsite on Little Spruce Lake, and our chef John Forslin had all of our meals ready for us before we left each day and when we got back.  John stayed in camp and made trips to town for food and water, and was visited in camp one day by a bull moose!
More trail needs to be built, and we'll use the campsite for short overnight work trips or another VA.

 

Peter Wolfe
first to thru-walk
the NCT, finishing in 1980.

Peter later came back
and made his home right here.

News:
Scott Holman wins NCTA Outstanding Private Landowner of the Year Award for 2013

Scott received this award for exemplary cooperation with our chapter to provide a new and critical link in the NCT in Baraga County.  He not only allowed the trail to cross his land, but cut some trees on his land to help supply needed decking and stringers for a 156-ft. bridge.  More details are in the July-Sept. 2013 North Star.

 

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