We will be meeting at the South Entrance, also noted as the Horse Camp Trail Access entrance. It is rather rustic, with a parking lot, picnic area and an outhouse. We will hike for a about 2 hours. We will head South and East, and hike around MinnRegs Lake. We will then head West, and hike the same trails that are used for snowshoes when our landscape is white.
Directions: From County Road 74 (aka: 154th Street West, aka: Hanrehan Lake Blvd.) turn South on County Road 75 (aka: Murphy Lake Blvd). Proceed straight, past the Main Park Entrance about one mile to the “T”. Take a left (east) at the “T” onto Sunset Lake Road. Proceed about a half mile to the Horse Camp Trail entrance on your right. We will meet in the parking lot. At our hike entrance there is a big Three Rivers Park District sign on Sunset Lake Road (see picture). Please note that both Murphy Lake Blvd. and Sunset Lake Road are dirt/gravel roads.
Length: Estimate 6 miles
Duration: About 2 hours
Surface: Woodland trail and off-trail: compact earth, wood chips, rocks, roots
Conditions: Hilly in places, possibly muddy, possibly icy
Scenery: Woodland, meadow, lake, ponds
Amenities: NO WATER OR TOILET FACILITES ASSUMED. Please plan accordingly before you arrive.
Weather: We hike snow, sleet, rain or shine, cancel only for severe weather conditions
Recommend to bring: Water, hi-energy snack, dress in layers
No One under 18 years old, No Dogs, No Tabacco, No +1's: Only registered members of TCHM may attend
Carpool: Post in the pre-event comments section after you RSVP