May 18, 2019 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Leader: Greg Lutick
Meet: Blanchet Beach. Meech Lake parking lot (east end of P13 at trailhead)
The Wolf Trail is an eight kilometer loop starting and ending near the west end of Meech Lake. From Meech Lake the trail climbs significantly through hardwood and mixed forest to a rocky ridge with great views of the park interior and the Ottawa river valley. This will be a relatively strenuous hike but we will plan to move at a moderate rate while paying particular attention to the botanical features along the way. We will pass through a variety of habitats from hardwood forest to rocky ridges to creeks, ponds, swamp and fen. We should see spring ephemerals, early blooming shrubs such as hobble-bush and leatherleaf, as well as red spruce.
Suggested items to bring: good trail shoes, water, lunch, binoculars. Black flies could be out so you might carry insect repellent.
If it is raining, the trip will be postponed to the following day.