Today was our monthly trail club hike. Only four of us, but we had a great time.
We decided to check out a piece of the North Country Trail that is a little south of the area our chapter maintains. We walked 6 miles from 16 Mile Rd in Newaygo County to Nichols Lake. This section passes many small lakes and ponds. This one has no name. You don't need a name to be pretty.
Farther south, this is a marshy area of Leaf Lake.
No stupendous wildlife sightings, but we enjoyed this chipmunk with a mouthful of some nut.
Another little toad hiding in plain sight. He was doing a great job of it till he hopped and gave away his position
And, here's one of the purple mushrooms, just emerging from the soil. I have no idea which one it is, but it was interesting seeing it just breaking through.
Lots of mosquitoes, but we kept moving and they didn't land much unless we stopped. Nice hike!
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