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BIRTHDAY/Mapbook HIKE 3/2/13

February 24, 2013

This Saturday, 3/2/13, at Stony Creek Metro Park, we will be celebrating our 15th year in Hiking Michigan. We will meet at the Nature Center parking area at 12 Noon and head out from there.

Our very first Hike took place right here at Stony Creek and had a whole 4 people on that Hike. Our Birthday celebration Hike last year had over 70 people in attendance.

As a gift to our now 6,000 members, we will be handing out a free copy of our Mapbook, HIKING SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN Volume I. Volume II is due our this Spring. You can download our latest map of Stony Creek here. It is very different then our original  version of 15 years ago.  DOWNLOAD STONY MAP HERE

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There are many other free maps you can download to explore the many Parks in and around Southeastern Michigan, on our PARK MAPS PAGE of the HM web site. CLICK THE LINK TO GO TO THE FREE MAPS PAGE:

If you like what you see on the PARKS MAPS PAGE of the web site, head to the bottom of that page and explore the Southeastern Michigan….EVERY Park there is Page. We are still developing thios new section of our web site, but many of the different Parks availible in S.E.Michigan, no matter who operates them…..the State, Metro Parks, County Parks, anyone……is listed on our map of the 8 county region. CHECK OUT THE NEW PARKS OF S.E.MICHIGAN web site PAGE HERE:

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HikingStoreSo come on out and join us for our annual Birthday/Mapbook HIKE at Stony Creek metro Park. EVERYONE is Welcome, even if you just stop in and say Hello and Happy Birthday. We meet at Noon and will hang out for a bit in the Parking area while we pass out Mapbooks and get organized. We will return from our Hike around 2-3pm. If early enough, we will head over to the Nature Center building and enjoy some of the many different Bird species that visit the Feeders there.

Don’t forget your Cameras. We will be exploring ANIMAL TRACKS while out on the Trails. Hopefully we will still have some fresh snow cover to best examine some of the many critters that roam the back end of the Nature Trails. OH by the way……that is where we will be Hiking. In that area of the Nature Trails that not many explore. We may even do a bit a Bushwhacking along Coon Creek if that is what the Group votes on doing. Coon Creek has the name from the many Raccoon tree nests that exist along this secluded and isolated creek in the least traveled section of the entire Park.  Join us for our BIRTHDAY!

DOWNLOAD A HIKE FLYER AND MAP TO GET TO WHERE WE WILL MEET HERE:

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This PDF file is two sheets of the most common critters in Michigan

DOWNLOAD AN ANIMAL TRACKS ID SHEET HERE. OUR BEST EVER:

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