Trailhead Elevation: 890 ft.
High Elevation: 1002 ft.
Hiking Total Distance: 11.15 mi.
Running Distance: 13.1 mi.
Elevation Gain: 2,550 ft.
This was my second trek to the Pinckney Recreation Area and also second trip on the Potawatomi ("Poto") trail. I hiked it last November when the temperatures were radically different from what I would encounter on this Labor Day weekend. This drastic change in temps would heavily weigh into my planning and packing for the trip. Last November I layered up heavily and had to plan to carry all of my own water. I was also packing my winter sleeping bag, gloves, and other necessities to stay warm.