Department of Natural Resources
Class will meet at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Ski Hill Chalet. GPS: N 46.8180, W 89.6502.
This introductory hiking program is perfect for those who want to begin hiking, but don’t know where to start. We will cover hiking gear, clothing, nutrition, map and compass use, and minimal-impact techniques. We will also spend a little time on backpacking equipment, camp stoves, shelters and other backpacking-related techniques for those who are also interested in backpacking.
The last half of the day will be a 4-mile guided hike in the Porkies. The hike will be moderately difficult, with terrain that will include muddy trails, elevation and uneven surfaces. This will be trail hiking!
Cost is $45. We will provide lunch. Participants will also receive a Porkies trail map and orienteering compass.
Participants should wear hiking footwear and appropriate clothing for the Porkies in October, and should bring rainwear, a water bottle, trail snacks, and a daypack or backpack.
Participation is limited to 12.
Please note: Cancellations must be made by Oct. 6 in order to guarantee a full refund.
For more information, call 906-885-5206.
A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.
This class is part of the Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Skills Academy, which offers in-depth, expert instruction, gear and hands-on learning for a range of outdoor activities at locations around the state. Learn more at michigan.gov/outdoorskills.