While Charlie is recovering from his foot surgery and sipping on some healing soup, let's go for a nice hike around in the woods with no mosquitoes before winter goes away. Be prepared for about three hours on uneven, snow covered ground and beautiful scenery. If it gets up to 40 on Sunday, we may stop to hunt for some snow fleas. (I'll explain what that is all about on the hike.) Dogs, or any other furry animal you wish to put on a leash, are allowed. Bring snacks and drinks- we will take numerous small breaks.
We shall meet in the main parking area off of Williams Lake Road. It is right off of M-59 about 8 miles east of Pontiac. There are two sections to the parking lot- we will be meeting at the far end of the further section (this is where the trail starts).
map of Pontiac Lake (meeting area is in the big parking lot off Williams Lake- southeast corner of map)
satellite map of meeting spot (green arrow marks the spot- use this for directions)
trail map (we are starting at point #1 )
Do not google Pontiac Lake and get directions from there- you will go to the wrong place (and everyone will point and laugh at you when you finally arrive). Please use the links above- the satellite map is especially useful. Also, many mapping program have Gale street as the entrance to the park. There is no entrance on Gale Road, it is on Williams Lake Road just south of Gale Road.
This is a state park so you need the Recreation Pass on your license. If you have not registered your car yet then you might get a ticket for $11, which is the cost of registering your car. You will also get a permit with that $11.
We are going to go to an old standby a few miles away: Billy's Tip N Inn at 6707 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI 48383. It is about 3.5 miles west on M-59 (Highland Road) on the north side of the road. If you hit Bogie Lake Road or Meijer then you have gone slightly too far
Questions or any niceties?
Call Wendy at[masked] or Brian at[masked] (we are both only available on the day of the hike)
See you on the trail,
Wendy – your host
Brian – your trail guide