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Snowshoeing at the Chippewa Moraine Rec Area
Sunday, February 23, 2014
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2/22/14 update. We can use the interpretive center as a warming shack and of course enjoy all the exhibits. Just no food inside the building.
2/20/14 Update on fire. There are two fire pits available with picnic tables right near the parking lot. They will have the snow removed for us.
2/19/14 Update on food. I was planning a bring your own food thing but if you do want to bring something to share please write a note below. I will be bring a small Weber charcoal grill.
Event is set for Sunday February 23rd at the David R. Obey Ice Age Interpretive Center. Address is 13394 County Highway M, New Auburn WI 54757
Start showing up around 8:30 am,the Ice Age Center opens at 8:30am, and by 9:30 we'll all decide which of the many loops and/or trails we want to traverse to grab some of the many caches in the area or break up and take your own route. You can make it as easy or as challenging as you want. Loop information at the bottom of the page.
This is my first event so I am just hoping to have a great geocaching get-together that is simple and fun.
The plan is to meet up, do some snowshoeing, bring your own lunch, and have some fun.
The Ice Age Center is a very nice facility to visit. You can borrow snowshoes from the center and I'm sure they would appreciate a donation for them.
More Information about the area:
Things to do in the interpretive center, hold a snake, pet a turtle, dig for fossils, borrow snowshoes, watch a nature video, do a scavenger hunt, feed the fish a bug, discover how ice formed the Chippewa Moraine, try the voyageurs' paddle race or play voyageurs' tug-of-war
The Chippewa Moraine segment of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve includes 23 miles of well-marked trails. The trails are for foot travel only, and motorized vehicles, horses, or mountain bikes are not allowed in the Chippewa Moraine.
The most popular trails at Chippewa Moraine are the three, self-guided trails that begin at the interpretive center. Hike or snowshoe the trails to see glacial kettle lakes, hummocks, ice-walled lake plains and wildlife.
Mammoth Nature trail (0.75-mile loop)
Dry Lake trail (1.8-mile loop)
Circle trail (4.5-mile loop)
And of course the Ice Age Trail runs 30 feet from the parking lot.
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