The Saturday event is centered at the Vogler Conservation Area on the north edge of Rogers City. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. A modified poker run will be conducted in the Vogler Conservation Area. Prizes will be awarded at 4:00 p.m. at the Hoeft State Park CCC pavilion.
There are currently 14 caches in the conservation area, with plans to place several more prior to the event. The Herman Vogler Conservation Area trail system traces a path through a constantly changing blend of habitats that range from hardwood highlands to cedar thickets and marshes, all wrapped around the nine-acre Trout River Flooding. The HVCA is also home to a wide variety of wildlife. The multi-use area consists of 270 acres of public land, approximately one-third of which is within the city limits of Rogers City. The Trout River crosses the property for 3,500 feet, and several other small creeks, including the important brook trout nursery Hartwick Creek, feed the mainstream and the Flooding. Forests in the tract include ancient stands of cedar and mature hardwoods. The HVCA contains more than seven miles of trails, all used by hikers, XC skiers, bird watchers, hunters and other nature lovers.
The signs in the HVCA are being redone. Currently, some are missing, others are flat-out inaccurate. We strongly recommend you print out the map from the related website at the top of this page. A good walking stick and mosquito repellent are also a real good idea. If you are making the complete circuit of the trails, shoes that can handle wet areas are needed if there have been recent rains. The length for the total hike around the lake is a minimum of two miles, depending upon which loops you take.