The Waterloo-Pinckney Trail is a 36-mile-long hiking trail which runs through Waterloo State Recreation Area and Pinckney Recreation Area in southeastern Michigan, United States. Part of the trail also passes through Park Lyndon County Park. The trail travels through glacial features such as eskers and kettle lakes as well as swamps and open meadows remaining from abandoned farmlands. Forest types include oak and pine. The trail tops out at 1,128 feet (344 m) on Sackrider Hill, 208 feet (63 m) above surroundings, the largest elevation gain. Other hills and ridges give 50-to-150-foot (15 to 46 m) rises. The trail is blazed with blue triangles and at some points shares trails with the Potawatomi Trail and the nature trails around the Eddy Discovery Center. Part of the trail is open to mountain biking and horseriding and hunting is allowed in most areas along the trail.
I, Jamieson Hatt, will be attempting an unsupported, out and back variation of the Waterloo Pinckney trail on Monday, Oct 28/19. I plan on starting at portage lake bright and early. I’ll be carrying all my food and utilizing the water on the course. Water fountain 1/4 and 3/4 of the way. Well 1/2 way. Hopefully this does the job. Here’s my live tracking link. https://share.garmin.com/JamiesonHatt
On 5/30/2020, Upton Bowden and I will be attempting a self-supported FKT on this route as a mixed-gender team. We will start at Portage Lake around 6:30 EST and end at Silver Lake, caching a resupply of food/water/shoes in advance. Live tracking: https://livetrack.garmin.com/session/540fbdd5-07c7-45c7-ac2a-99e81dc0ca…