The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

ICORE members open path around Iron County lake


October 23, 2017

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

VOLUNTEERS WORK to clean up the path surrounding Mercer's Lipp Lake Saturday. Diane O'Krongly was on pick-up patrol and Dean Gustafson, handled a chainsaw.


MERCER - At this time of year, the path leading to Iron County's Lipp Lake has every shade of autumn, along with what seem like hundreds of white pines, many soaring over 100 feet.

Fallen and falling leaves soften the trail, which is also littered prettily with ferns and pinecones. The reassuring peace beckons you to the nowhere of nature - except on Saturday, when a chainsaw calls in the distance.

Along the way, freshly cut branches and twigs sit to the sides. On the right, a sweatshirt and loppers lie abandoned. On the left, a jacket hangs on a bra...

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