After a morning at the lodge at Au Sable checking the internet, some studying, quiz taking and a general easy morning, the class went out to download and retrieve data from the data loggers they put in place the evening before.
In the afternoon we snowshoed in the Hartwick State Park on the Au Sable River Foot Trail. As we walked along the trail, we observed the variety of trees along with the tall red & white pines. Dave Mahan from Au Sable Institute pointed out animal tracks and the class tried to identify them.
We drove into Grayling and ate at Dawson & Stevens Classic 50’s Diner … it was very good!
In the evening the class got back together to discuss what they are going to do Saturday. They discussed temperature relative to ice and what they’ll expect to find when they cut a hole in the ice on the lake.