Saturday, August 30, 2014

Potawatomi Trail Hike + Run 2014

Route Name: Potawatomi Trail
Trailhead Elevation: 890 ft.
High Elevation: 1002 ft.
Hiking Total Distance: 11.15 mi.
Running Distance: 13.1 mi.
Elevation Gain: 2,550 ft.

Trip Report:

   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.  

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