Birch Point- Hixon Forest LbNA # 24638 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Aug 16 2006|
|Location||La Crosse, WI|
20 min roundtrip hike from top of bluff, longer from bottom.
Locate the Hixon Forest Trailhead, either the one located on top of the bluff (off of County FA near the National Weather Service Station) or the one at the bottom (off of Highway 16). The hike from the top is considerably easier. Using the map at the trailhead, hike to Birch Point. Sit down on the comfortable bench and enjoy the view, which is especially beautiful in the fall. When you are ready, start hiking back up the hill about 35 paces. On your left, you will see a member of the genus Betula with seven living trunks. The bark of this tree is a prime winter food for moose, although you won't see any of those around here. You may see a white-tailed deer, which eat the leaves of this tree in the fall. The box is in the center of the trunks. Please be discreet and hide it well, as this is a popular hiking spot.