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Hike: SMLC Spring Hike at Lost Lake

Hosted by the Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy  and Six Rivers Land Conservancy. Join us for a colorful hike through our new Lost Lake Nature Preserve, part of our Signature Hike Series. A naturalist will lead the group and point out features of the landscape. Gather between 1:30 - 2:00 for snacks, beverages, and socializing with Conservancy friends at the preserve gathering place. Then from 2:00 - 3:30 we will walk about 1.25 miles; be ready for variable spring weather. No pets please. Donations are welcome in support of the Conservancy.

For more info: contact Jason Martinez, Stewardship & Outreach Specialist /[masked] / [masked]

Lost Lake Nature Preserve 10546 Lost Lake Drive, Grand Blanc, MI 48473 (in Grand Blanc Twp., off of Baldwin Rd., Lost Lake Drive is a private drive, follow event signs to parking)

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  • Rod

    Sorry for the late cancelation. I hope you do this again ~ I really wanted to check this new park out.

    April 27, 2014

    • Jim

      I will try to keep everyone informed. We should be having another hike this year.

      April 28, 2014

  • Jim

    We had over 100 people show up today at the hike. I think everyone had a great time! Its not everyday we get to view a sandhill crane rookery!

    April 27, 2014

    • Jim

      Hey All.. I may have been mistaken.. I originally thought the Rookery was for Great Blue Herons ... then I saw some birds landing (through a spotting scope that is not too good) and thought it was Sandhill Cranes landing (and I did see a Sandhill Crane up close that morning). Alas Sandhill Cranes tend to nest on the ground in wetlands so I most likely it was Great Blue Heron Rookery (which are still rare).

      April 28, 2014

  • Jim

    Hi Everyone, I was informed that the trail tomorrow will most likely be wet and muddy in spots ... so be prepared for wet conditions. I am looking forward to seeing you all (and meeting you if we have not already met). Jim

    April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this relatively flat terrain ?

    April 11, 2014

    • Jim

      In October a similar hike occurred and it was mostly flat .. but there was a few areas that were cross country and only 1-2 hills. (one 80 year old had some issues -- everyone else was just fine). I just got the word that SMLC may have to change the trail because of standing water in certain areas but if SMLC is expecting 75 people I am sure that they will make every attempt to have a hike suitable for everyone.

      April 17, 2014

  • Jim

    The Lost Lake Nature Preserve was purchased by SMLC (with the assistance of a generous donor and SRLC) in August 2013. It is not yet freely open to the public for hiking but SMLC plans to have open trails and a public parking area by the end of summer 2014. Currently since the only access is via Lost Lake Drive (a private drive SMLC cannot open to the public EXCEPT during organized hiking activities) this is one of the few times SMLC can invite the public to this gorgeous 540 acre nature preserve. Last October SMLC had 75 people come out to enjoy this hike... its short and guided... but well worth the trip -- even if you came before because you can help us celebrate Spring! I hope you can come out to enjoy this regional treasure!

    April 4, 2014

    • Jim

      If your read the original post I clearly indicated that members should contact SMLC for more information if they have questions -- and I gave contact information! Additionally I was offline for of the weekend and by the time I even saw the post below she indicated that she would not be attending. It is not unreasonable to take a couple of days to answer a question about a posting that is 2-3 weeks out.

      2 · April 17, 2014

    • Jim

      In October a similar hike occurred and it was mostly flat .. but there was a few areas that were cross country and only 1-2 hills. (one 80 year old had some issues -- everyone else was just fine). I just got the word that SMLC may have to change the trail because of standing water in certain areas but if SMLC is expecting 75 people I am sure that they will make every attempt to have a hike suitable for everyone.

      April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since no one will answer my question I guess it's best I do not go.

    April 13, 2014

    • Rich

      This is NOT an Adventure Quest event. The event was posted by Jim from SMLC... Please, direct your inquiries directly to him, as I am unfamiliar with the park...

      April 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for finally answering me but I won't be aytending.

      April 14, 2014

  • Paul F.

    Looking forward to a Great Hike. Being outdoors on a rainy day is better than staying home on the couch. Get off your duff, enjoy Mother Nature.....

    April 1, 2014

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