|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 near the Craig Lake Forest.|
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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.
Bring water, snack and your friends!
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.
* The DNR was having some logging done on the east side of segment 49 this Fall in the Baraga Plains, so be cautious in that small area, they already logged the west side of seg 49. You could just walk on the Big Lake Campground road a little over a mile to the next place the NCT crosses the road to avoid that logged section altogether.
* There are sections of our trail that have been marked for logging and the trees that are marked to be cut have been painted with the exact same blue color as the NCT Blue Blazes!! (usually several stripes per tree) So be very careful to look for the 2 inch by 6 inch vertical paint or plastic 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.
Featured link: Options for
winter hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing
2015 News and Events:
PWC board meetings on January 15, Thursday March 19,
PWC snowshoe hike Saturday January 31 at O Kun de Kun Falls, 2pm EST, hike leader Jason Oles of the Ottawa NF.
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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