March 13, 2010
The parking lot is at the snowmobile crossing sign on the left of shippensburg rd. Makes it easier to find.
The trailhead is at the back of the rear lot. Once on the trail turn right at trail marker #1. If its still there!
Once you bomb to the bottom of that trail you will wind through some tight single trac and pop out on an old log path. Donot take the first right turn single trac. Follow the log path up about half a mile and find trail marker #2 at the top of a switchback. This is the single trac everyone raves about in michaux.
Once at the top of the ridge you will pass a fire ring. Then watch close for an unmarked left turn. Follow this trail all the way to the lake.
This trail is not for beginners. Knee and elbow pads might be a good idea.
At the lake, cross the road and follow the breast trail out to Birch Run rd. Once there to go back to the parking lot turn right on birch run. To continue the race loop turn left on birch run, ride the fire rd to the next intersection, turn left again and theres a yellow gate on the right about 200 yards.
Ride this path up and cross the powerline, continue to the next left turn (its a clearly defined intersection, not a the camping clearing!) its about 1/4 to 1/2 mile to this left turn from the yellow gate.
Follow this trail to the top of yellow ridge. Once up there it splits at a tree, take the right turn then bomb one of the best trails down to the road. At the road, turn right and go back up the hill. at the top take the yellow gate on the right and keep right. cross water twice, after the second crossing watch for blue blazes on the right. Follow blue blazes back to lake.
If this doesn't help you then get out of the woods!
To get back easy ride birch run road straight to the lot. About three miles give or take.
Michaux Maximus expert miles 20 thru 40.