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Aug
16

Hannah’s Death on a Stick

Posted by Timm

Feature Type: Plant
Trail: Bogway
Region: Dome Woods
Elevation: 1375′

The Bogway Trail is naturally swampy and full of cattail, which Hannah has named "Death on a Stick."  We also like to think of them as "Life on a Stick," given that they represent the circle of life with seeds that will ensure a new generation of cattail.

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Aug
16

Green Shag Rug

Posted by Timm

Feature Type: Plant
Trail: Wetlands Trail
Region: Wetlands
Elevation: 1140′

Green Shag Rug is a lush field of wispy tall grass located along the Wetlands Trail. The area floods after a heavy rain, and hence is teeming with plant life that loves the excess water.

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Aug
16

Emerald Staircase

Posted by Timm

 EmeraldStaircase3 Feature Type: Rock
Trail: Zadee Magic Carpet Trail
Region: Enchanted Forest
Elevation: 1325-1355′

Emerald Staircase is an old wash through the Enchanted Forest along the soft needles of the Zadee Magic Carpet Trail. The wash has cut a channel down to a series of hard rock steps that have turned green with moss.

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Jul
23

Green Carpet

Posted by Timm

Feature Type: Plant
Trail: Hurricane Ridge Trail
Region: Hurricane Ridge
Elevation: 1870′

Green Carpet is a large area of plush moss that lines much of the cliffs along Hurricane Ridge.

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Jul
23

Kim’s Crocodile Rock

Posted by Timm

Feature Type: Rock
Trail: Hurricane Ridge Trail
Region: Hurricane Ridge
Elevation: 1865′
Named for: Kim Krenning

Crocodile Rock is a car-sized boulder perched on the edge of a 60′ cliff on Hurricane Ridge. The rock looks like a crocodile head with a hungry smile.

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Jul
23

Cool Ridge Overlook

Posted by Timm

Feature Type: Viewpoint
Trail: Cool Ridge Trail
Region: Cool Ridge
Elevation: 1535′

Cool Ridge Overlook is a gorgeous vista (especially in the fall) of North Woods and East Woods, with Two Brothers Mountain in the background.  Stop for a nice lunch at the nearby Picnic Point. To reach this spot, you have to climb the steep Cool Ridge Trail or Dome Woods Trail, but you’ll find it worth the trip!

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Jul
23

The Chute

Posted by Timm

Chute Feature Type: Water
Trail: Chute Trail
Region: Lower Wetlands
Elevation: 1080′

Jimmy Pond drains through the Lower Wetlands in a small channel, which opens up over some hard rock to form The Chute, a beautiful and near-constant 10-foot waterfall.  The water continues on through another tight channel, causing it to roar loudly after a good rain. There is a bench next to the falls, which is a great place to sit and escape, as the only thing you can hear is the rush of the water.

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Jul
23

Big Flat Rock

Posted by Timm

Feature Type: Rock
Trail: Hollow Staircase
Region: Hazel’s Cathedral
Elevation: 1300′

Big Flat Rock is a room-sized boulder in Hazel’s Cathedral with a flat top that’s great for picnicking or resting a spell before you climb the Hollow Staircase Trail.  From the top of Big Flat Rock you have a wonderful view of the Hazel’s Cathedral, Tree Perch, The V and The Hollow.

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Jul
23

Beaver Dam

Posted by Timm

Feature Type: Wildlife structure
Trail: Pond Loop
Region: Jimmy Pond
Elevation: 1090′

Beavers built a dam in the spring of 2005 at the outlet of Jimmy Pond.  Beavers build dams so that the entrance to their lodge remains under water and inaccessible to predators, such as coyotes and bear.  The dam is usually strong enough for a human to walk across, though your boots may get a little wet.  The beavers left Jimmy Pond in early 2007.

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Jul
21

Angel’s Landing

Posted by Timm

Feature Type: Viewpoint
Trail: Rocky Road
Region: North Woods
Elevation: 1350′

Angel’s Landing is a beautiful viewpoint off Rocky Road.

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