I originally, and accidentally, set this hike for the wrong date. So, please make sure you have the correct date. This hike (Highland) will be on Sunday 1/26/14. I will be posting another hike for Sunday 2/2/14 within the next few days.
What is the plan?
Well, it is supposed to be in the single digits on Sunday which probably means that it will be sunny and beautiful out, assuming you can see anything through all of the layers you will be wearing to keep warm. I plan on hiking along the mountain bike trails at Highland Rec for about 2.5- 3 hours at a moderate pace, with breaks for snacks and water. The mileage is dependent upon the condition of the trail and there are multiple loops so you can cut back early.
Where do we meet?
At the parking area on the north side of Livingston road just west of Duck Lake Road. Duck Lake Road is about 1.5 miles west of the main entrance to Highland Rec off of M-59. Please look at the maps below to get your bearing- you are not going to the main entrance of the park.
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, birds, hamsters, llamas, and orangutans. Please inquire about any other animal.
- Bring snacks and water.
- The only reason that weather will cancel the hike is if it keeps me from driving there.... or if brimstone falls from the sky- I really do not like brimstone.
A celebratory drink and food at Billy's Tipin Inn
It is about 2.5 mile east on M-59/Highland Road. It is on the left (north) side right just past Meijer and Bogie Lake Road.
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,