10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., May 22, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Hayward
Seventy foot-tall Morgan Falls is possibly the prettiest, most magical waterfall in Wisconsin. It lies in the heart of the Penokee Range, the roots of an ancient mountain range that was once as lofty as the Himalayas. The trail to Morgan Falls is 1.2 mile long round-trip and is wheelchair-accessible. Those who so desire will hike up to St. Peter’s Dome, a rugged 3.6 mile round-trip. Flip-flops or high heels are NOT recommended! With an elevation of around 1600 foot, on a clear day one can view Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay and the Apostle Islands and see ravens flying below us from the overlook.
Morgan Falls and St. Peter’s Dome are part of a State Natural Area. The hemlock/hardwood (northern mesic) forest is unfragmented, which nowadays is a rarity. It provides the necessary conditions for deep woods songbirds along with rare species of ferns and other plants. Dutchman’s-breeches and other abundant spring wildflowers provide a colorful and interesting display in the rocky, Appalachian-like scenery.
Register ahead of time with Amber Marlow, Director of Continuing Education, at marlowa@Lco.edu or call 715-634-4790 ext. 156.