Today was one of those days that prove there must be a heaven. Twelve people and two dogs met to hike in a section of the Manistee National Forest that Loren picked out for having great wildflowers. The trilliums weren't quite open yet, but other flowers were spectacular. More on that tomorrow.
The weather was just about as good as it gets. In the 70s while we hiked, sunshine, blue sky. Stewart says, "two thumbs up!" and we all concur.
There was a good variety of ages of people. The youngest hiker was 5 years old. She and her mom walked two of the miles. They spotted a car there ahead of time so they could leave at that point. Of course a small child has her own agenda in the woods. She was very interested in the flowers and other little things she found along the way, and so went at her own pace. But she did not get tired of the walk or grumpy. In fact, she was very unhappy when her mom picked her up a few times in order to catch up with the group. She wanted to WALK. It's so great to find parents committed to letting their children appreciate nature.
We had one teenager, and two college kids, in addition to the adults. And two dogs. Everyone had a good time.
Here's Loren, our fearless leader for today!
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