Join botanist Ian Shackleford for a 3.2-mile hike from Weber Lake to a scenic rock bluff overlook in the Penokee hills on Saturday, May 26 at 10:00am. Learn about some of our spring wildflowers as you hike part of the Uller trail, then take a little-known trail to one of the most outstanding rock bluffs in the Gogebic-Penokee Range. This hike will be moderately difficult, with some elevation change and muddy spots.
Directions: Take State Highway 77 to County Road E, 4.2 miles east of Upson or 8 miles west of Hurley. Follow County Road E for 3.1 miles to Weber Lake. When the road splits before the lake, don’t go left to Whitecap Mountains Resort. Instead, go straight and then left and park at Weber Lake Campground. There is a $5 day-use fee or $30 annual passes for Weber Lake Campground, including the parking area.
What to bring: water, snacks, hiking boots, insect repellent, camera. Bring lunch if you want to have a picnic at Weber Lake Campground when we return to the vehicles.
Contact: Ian Shackleford is a botanist with the US Forest Service and a member of ICORE and the North Woods Native Plant Society. Reach him at 715-329-1204 (home), 906-285-4329 (cell), or firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVPs are appreciated but not required.
This event is sponsored by ICORE, the Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts – http://www.ironcountyoutdoors.org.