Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance Snowshoe Hike
FOR THE WAUSAU TIMES
Saturday , February 4, 2023
The Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance will host a guided snowshoe hike in the Underdown area of the Lincoln County Forest on Saturday, February 4, 2023 starting at 10:00 A.M. Meet at the Underdown Recreation Parking Lot on Copper Lake Road.
Come and enjoy the wonderful landscape created by the Great Wisconsin 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 difficult”. 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. Donations to the chapter will be accepted.
For more information, contact Ruby Jaecks at 715-551-1118 or [email protected]
Directions from Merrill: 51 to K north of Merrill. K right to H. H right to Copper Lake Road.
Right on Copper Lake Road to Underdown Parking Lot
Directions from Tomahawk: 51 South to County Road J at Irma. Left on J to H. Right on H to
Copper Lake Road. Left on Copper Lake Road to Underdown Parking Lot.
Directions from Rhinelander: Take Highway 17 South to Highway J at Bloomville . Go right on J
to Copper Lake Road. Turn left on Copper Lake Road to Underdown Parking Lot.
Follow the Ice Age Trail signs