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Massive clean-up effort being planned at Porkies


SILVER CITY — Experienced sawyers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are heading to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park to help clean up downed trees from last week’s snow and ice storm.

On April 26-27, higher elevations at the park received up to an inch of ice, which was then covered by two to four inches of snow. Numerous trees were weighed down and weakened by the thick coating of ice and snow.

With 40 to 50 miles of the park’s roughly 90 miles of hiking trails assessed so far, 17 miles of trails are in “extraordinarily” bad condition, or impassible. The p...

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