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    Michigan DNR Offers Women’s Kayaking and Hiking Workshop Sept. 17th in Marquette

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman kayaking and hiking workshop at Harlow Lake and Hogback Mountain in Marquette on Saturday, Sept. 17.

    This “Beyond BOW” event is designed for women who already have some experience with kayaking and hiking, but who would like to expand upon their skills. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., participants will hike to the top of Hogback Mountain in the morning, an out-and-back hike that will take about three hours and includes some rugged terrain and light scrambling.

    A picnic lunch will be provided, followed by several hours of paddling instruction on Harlow Lake, with time to explore the lake and try some technical maneuvers with guidance from an experienced instructor.

    The registration fee for this class is $20. Kayaks and necessary equipment can be rented for an additional $35, or participants are welcome to bring their own kayak, along with a paddle, paddle float, bilge pump and PFD.

    Enrollment is limited to six and the registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 2. The registration form, maps and other event information can be found online at www.michigan.gov/bow. For more information, contact Sharon Pitz at 906-228-6561.

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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