What is the plan?
A completely wasteful expenditure of energy over about eight miles done at a moderate pace with complete stranger who will become your new friends along the way (hmmm, this is beginning to sound like a cult...). Afterwards, we will attempt to replenish the energy we lost at one of those places that can magically turn your money into food and drink. Alas, they cannot do the reverse.
Where do we meet?
At the parking lot/picnic area on the south east side of Haven Hill Lake (meeting place is circled on the Highland Rec Map- the road is Haven Rd). It is the first right turn after you pass the ranger station- you cannot see it on google maps unless you turn on the satellite view.
Highland Rec Info
Map of Highland Recreational Area
Map of meeting spot- use this to get directions
This is a state park so you need the Recreation Pass on your license plate. If you do not have a Pass, the worse that happen is a ranger will put a ticket on your car and you will have to pay the $11 for the pass.
Answers to Common Questions:
Dogs are allowed, so are cats, but llamas are preferred.
Bring snacks and water.
There is a outhouse at the trailhead and about halfway through the hike.
Yes, we will stop and allow you to go.
The stories about the hike leader getting lost are all true.
But he claims he does it on purpose.
A celebratory drink and food at Billy's Tipin Inn
It is exactly 1.1 mile east of the park on M-59/Highland Road. It is on the left (north) side right when the island separating east and west bound traffic goes away.
address: 6707 Highland Road, White Lake, MI
google map from Highland Recreational Area to Billy's
Email me back or call me at[masked]-2351.
see you on the trail,