Bright sunshine made the steep hillsides dramatic.
The trails were clamshelled ice from previous walkers' tracks. Fairly treacherous, and it slowed us down. Neither of us took a fall, so that was good, and we got quite a workout despite walking only maybe 3.5 miles. We made it to Hamlin Lake, but then needed to turn around and go straight back the same way we came, so I could get to bell practice on time.
I was surprised that with the warm temperatures we've had the lake is still frozen.
Most of my time was spent watching my feet and the trail, but I did see this nice texture picture in the end of a cut log.
Of course, we stopped for a couple of pictures of Lake Michigan. It was pretty rough, with a green seafoam color. We were north of the lighthouse, and you can see it out there in this picture.
I didn't think the lake pictures were going to turn out well because the wind coming off the water made it really hard to hold the camera steady, and there was a lot of blowing sand. But I like this one!
In other news: I edited and did some errands in the morning, hike and bell choir in the afternoon.
Ludington State Park, Piney Ridge Road to Hamlin Lake and back, about 3.5 miles
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