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We will walk a short section of the Potawatomi Trail to see the sunset over Crooked Lake and then return on Silver Hill Road under the rising full moon. The overall distance will be about 3 miles. This is the Google Maps link for parking: https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&ll=42.415295,-83.96404&spn=0.00124,0.002642&sll=42.415275,-83.964234&sspn=0.009917,0.021136&geocode=Fas0hwIdts7--g&t=h&gl=us&mra=prev&z=19 A Michigan DNR Recreation Passport (http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79134_79210---,00.html) is required for this park, and here is the DNR trail map: http://www.michigandnr.com/Publications/PDFS/RecreationCamping/Pinckney_BikingHiking_trails.pdf We will meet at trail marker 7 on this map. Sun and Moon Data for One Day U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department Pinckney, Livingston County, MI (Longitude W83° 56', Latitude N42° 28') Sunday, February 17, 2019 Eastern Standard Time Sunset 6:10 p.m. Moonrise 3:53 p.m. Phase of the Moon on February 17, 2019: Waxing Gibbous with 94% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Join me for a morning hike to start the week off right. Let’s meet in the Nature center parking lot at 9:00 a.m. and start hiking at 9:15. We will hike 7-8 miles on the Inwood, and nature trail systems at a moderate pace of 3 miles per hour for approximately 2 hours. Please dress for the weather. Proper footwear and traction devices are recommend. Important to know: The locations of these hike are in Michigan State Parks/Recreation areas or Metroparks, that require daily or annual passes. Passes can be obtained from the park headquarters or toll booths at the park entrances.
Join me for an after-dark-workout-hike on the Hickory Ridge Trail in Island Lake State Recreation Area. We will be hiking approximately 5 miles at a moderately fast pace of about 20 minutes per mile. Let's assemble at 6:15 pm and begin hiking promptly at 6:30 pm. Meeting location: After entering the park from Kensington Rd, proceed straight on Kent Lake Beach Road. We'll meet at the west end of the first parking lot, near the dropped pin marked on the link below. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Island+Lake+Picnic+Groundsemail@example.com,-83.674736,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88235735a86880cb:0xed3967cb7af6687a!8m2!3d42.511708!4d-83.674736 Be sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight, and dress for the weather!! Proper footwear and traction devices are recommended. After the hike: For anyone interested, we'll be stopping by the Draught Horse Brewery, just down the road, in Lyon Township, where it's Taco Tuesday Night with specials including $3 tacos or $15 for all you can eat! https://www.draughthorsebrewery.com/ https://www.google.com/maps/place/Draught+Horse+Breweryfirstname.lastname@example.org,-83.6280005,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x6098ccb74fd5f163!8m2!3d42.5128548!4d-83.623445?hl=en&authuser=0 Important to know: Locations of these hikes are in Michigan State Parks/Recreation Areas or Metro Parks, that require daily or annual passes. Passes can be obtained from park headquarters or toll booths at park entrances.
Join me for a hike at Brighton State Recreation Area. Let’s meet at the Penosha / Yellow Kachin Trailhead parking lot at 9:00 A.M and start hiking at 9:15. We will be hiking 7 miles at a moderate pace of 3 miles per hour for approximately 2 hours. Please dress for the weather. Proper foot wear and traction devices are recommended. Important to know: The location of these hikes are in Michigan State Parks/Recreation Areas,or Metro Parks, that requires daily or annual passes. Passes can be obtained from the park headquarters or toll booths at park entrances.