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Washington/Ozaukee County Chapter Picnic and Full Moon Hike
August 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hi all, it’s time to take a break from trail work and just relax and share a pleasant evening with friends. Please join us for our annual Chapter pot luck picnic at Pike Lake. Feel free to come anytime and stay as long as you like. An optional short hike will also be offered.
This year the Chapter will provide brats and burgers for picnickers! A vegetarian option is also available. Please RSVP by Thursday, August 8th so we can place our order for the food. The grill will be hot by 6:00 pm.
LOCATION: Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in Hartford. We will be at the south picnic shelter near the beach. Click here for driving directions. Click here for a park map. Watch for yellow “Ice Age Trail Event” signs.
WHAT TO BRING: A dish to pass, beverages of your choice, camp chair, outdoor games. Plates, eating utensils, and water will be provided. If hiking, bring insect repellant and a flashlight or headlamp.
HIKE: The hike will begin at approximately 7:00 pm, after everyone has had a chance to eat. The hike will continue until dusk, hopefully allowing us to view the almost full moon. The hike route will be selected on the day of the event based on the weather, trail conditions, and participants.
RSVP: Please RSVP to Judy Rose by Thursday, August 8th so we have a rough headcount for the food order: [email protected]
INFORMATION ABOUT THE AREA: Most of the Ice Age Trail in the Kettle Moraine State Forest’s Pike Lake Unit follows the edge of a glacial ridge through heavily forested maple and beach woods. Be sure to check out the Powder Hill spur trail that climbs 0.2 miles to the top of 1,350-foot Powder Hill, one of the larger kames in the area. A lookout tower on top offers spectacular 360-degree views. Pike Lake is a spring-fed kettle with a very popular sandy beach swimming area. The 446-acre Pike Lake Unit offers water, restrooms, picnic areas, camping, and numerous hiking, nature, bike and cross-country ski trails.
NOTE: You don’t have to be a member of the Ice Age Trail Alliance to attend this picnic. This would be a great opportunity to learn about the organization, meet volunteers, and decide if you would like to get involved. Everyone is welcome.