Vol XXI – #48- Pierce Stocking and Windy Hill Moraine Hike

Report #7022 Photo: LR-12-27-21

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Leland, MI
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Peirce Stocking Drive Lake Michigan Overlook

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Lake Michigan Overlook boardwalk and platform

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Windy Hill Moraine Trial

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Windy Hill Moraine Trail

A couple inches of snow fell overnight replacing what we lost yesterday. My goal was to hike Leelanau Conservancy trails Shauger Hill and Windy Moraine, but ended up hiking up Pierce Stocking to the N Bar Lake and Lake Michigan overlooks first instead (having completely missed the Shauger Hill trailhead at the entrance to the parking lot). Pierce Stocking Drive is closed for the season, so hiking, snowshoes and x-country skis are your only choices for this route. My next stop was to Windy Hill Moraine trail across the street. Overall, 5.6 miles in today. 20211227 152145

Thanks to everyone who has supported our project throughout the years. We all know how special and “one-of-a-kind” this area is and we have enjoyed bringing out that uniqueness in our images. Love to you all! -Keith and Jim

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Hascall Brenda
Hascall Brenda
2 years ago

I wonder what kind of shoes do you hike 5-6 miles in a day like this, Great pictures!

Lori
Lori
2 years ago

Nothing better than to have the Pierce Stocking Overlook to yourself in the winter! Not that challenging of a hike up and back either. I once got my Jeep stuck on the Shauger Hill road (is it really a “road” though?) (and this was before we all had cell phones!). What I wouldn’t give to see the view of the impending winter storm from the new and improved Alligator Hill trail viewing area! (And Happy 2022!)

Pat Darin
Pat Darin
2 years ago

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the calendar! So happy I got enough for our eight daughters and three sisters! Thoroughly enjoy the Leland Report!

Michele Hollister
Michele Hollister
2 years ago

These are beautiful! So wish I was seeing these places in person and experiencing them with my family. Over the years, the Leland Report has made keeping that connection to a place I love “real”…even from here in sunny and annoyingly-warm St. Augustine. Ongoing thanks and gratitude for all the effort.

Dick, in Rankin
Dick, in Rankin
2 years ago

Your photographic eye & energy never cease to amaze me.

Catryna J Loos
Catryna J Loos
2 years ago

Love the hat !

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

Keep on trucking..great hikes!!!