January 23, 2016
The Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail
will host a Alliance
guided snowshoe hike in the Underdown area of the
on Saturday, January 23, 2015 starting
at 10:00 A.M. Meet at the Underdown Parking Lot parking lot on Lincoln
County Forest Copper Lake Road.
Come and enjoy the wonderful landscape created by the Great
Glacier about ten
thousand years ago. 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 snowshoe trail layout and design has been done by chapter member, Chris Schotz. The trail
is well marked and packed. Hikers can chose between distances of one to four hours depending
on your ability, experience and endurance. The trail is moderately difficulty. Bring your
snowshoes, drink and weather appropriate clothing.
Hot cider, hot chocolate, cookies and a blazing fire will await you after the hike. There is no charge for this event, though donations will be accepted.
For more information, contact Ruby Jaecks at 715-551-1118 cell phone
Directions: 51 to K north of Merrill. K right to H. H right to
Copper Lake Road.
Directions from Rhinelander:
Take Highway 17 South to Hiway J at
Bloomville . Go right on J to Copper
Lake Road. Turn left on Copper Lake Road to Underdown Parking
Follow the Ice Age Trail signs