Cairn Stone Adventure Tours

Manistee
MANISTEE RIVER - NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL
TEST HIKE
 (This Test Hike is a mandatory qualifier for all Mt. LeConte hikers)


2019 Lodging group rate $120 (plus 11% tax)
Drive yourself or car pool & make your own reservations.
Details in the description link below.


Sunday September 29, 2019 
All day hike

Distances from 4.6 to 20.1 miles
  
This destination hike is open to visitors 

2019 HIKE DESCRIPTION 

DRIVING MAPS:
 
HOTEL 
[US-131 exit 177]

  PARKING LOT START/FINISH 
TRAILHEAD

TEST HIKE PHOTOS 


MANISTEE TEST HIKE INFORMATION

Manistee River Trail
is part of the North Country Trail and one of the finest hiking venues in all the Midwest.  This is the final hike and the last qualifier Test Hike for the Mt. LeConte candidates.

This Test Hike is a mandatory qualifier
for all ambitious Mt. LeConte hikers
and it is a wonderful destination for shorter hikes.  Casual to moderate hikers will enjoy the intrinsic value and splendor of this North Michigan forest location.

Many veterans of past trips, training partners and other running and hiking friends of Coach Gunn will join us again to hike some measure of this course for the sheer enjoyment and beauty of the Manistee River and North Country Trails. 
YOU are welcome to join us for this weekend adventure.

It is a beautiful venue with a variety of distance options
available including 15.2, 10.2 and 4.6 miles for those who do not wish to tackle the near 20.1 mile course.

NOTE: Everyone will SIGN OUT before heading out on the trail and SIGN back IN when you finish for safety (we need to know not to go out looking for you. Ron Gunn and others will stay until all are accounted for - please text or call Ron if you forget to sign back in.  574.215.4779). 


Cell phone signal is spotty on first half (N side of river) and almost non-existent on second half (S side of river).  Two way radios are recommended and will make contact most of the time. 

Casual and moderate hikers are accommodated by drop off stops for a full range of distance options.  Three water stops and safety checks are provided during this breathtakingly scenic course through deep forest and along the meandering Manistee River. 

This trip is open to all hikers:  Cairn Stone hikers, Training Partners, veterans of past Cairn Stone trips, MNRC members, or anyone who might want to join our awesome group for the day to enjoy this spectacular hike.
              

Interested?  Contact Ron Gunn 

 
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VISITORS SINCE AUGUST 29, 2019