Winter Rim Hike

February 12, 2022 12:00PM - 2:30PM

Contact: 517-431-2060

An image of a squirrel taking shelter in a tree in winter.

As the snow blankets the ground and snow dust sparkles in the tree canopy, the forest becomes remarkably quiet, and there is a stillness you rarely experience other times of the year. This backcountry rim trek is calling you to gather your wits and prepare yourself to hike from rim to rim to rim through snow clad rolling hills, narrow pathways, and dense thickets. The rolling hills of Hidden Lake Gardens offer big rewards to trekkers who are willing to brave the cold. These rewards will be great long views through leafless open forest and a maze of tracks of the animals that move constantly looking for woody browse to survive just one more day. Whether you are looking to spend some time in nature or are an adventure enthusiast who just wants to explore, this guided experience is for you! Come and see who might be watching you as you enjoy a tromp through the forest.

This winter trek, guided by Jon Genereaux, is unique and you will need to be prepared, expect serious slick conditions as we will be hiking up and down hilly terrain - most of this trek will be off main trails. Trekking poles or a walking stick is nearly a must have from past winter trekking experience. Dress appropriately for current conditions of the day so as to be comfortable for this 2.5 hour trek.

Cost: $15 member / $18 non-member / $5 ages 13-17 (Trek is focused toward adults and may not be appropriate for children ages 12 and under).

Limit: 25 Participants. Please call 517-431-2060 to register.

PLEASE NOTE: This 2.5 hour trek does go “off trail.” Participants must be in reasonably good walking and heart health condition for this 2.5 hour trek. Wear hiking shoes or snow boots and dress for the weather. Walking sticks, trekking poles or even ski poles would be very helpful moving through and maneuvering over the terrain. This trek is not wheelchair, walker, stroller, or wagon friendly.

In the case of inclement weather, the trek may be cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled.

Event Location

6214 W. Monroe Road (Hwy M-50) Tipton, Michigan 49287

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Tags: hidden lake gardens, hike, michigan state university, nature, winter