MANISTEE — Join Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the North Country Trail Association at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, for a hike from Skocelas Road (east of Manistee).

The hike will be an out and back walk of about five miles. The area is locally known as the Udell Hills.

Parking will be on Madison Road, and from there, the group will hike up a hill to a ridge line in the Manistee National Forest. With no leaves on the trees, there should be some views from the ridge line.

Since it is archery deer season and small game season it would be a good idea to wear bright colors.

Hike leaders are Therese Allen and Deb Cox.

Please RSVP to Therese Allen at (231) 629-2695 or email

The hike will go as planned unless conditions are really bad. Contact leaders if unsure of cancellation.