I had the time to spend one more day hiking with Connie and Jerry. We decided to do Udell (M-55) to Highbridge. The Manistee River never disappoints for those seeking views.
Buster is always bright-eyed and eager for the day's adventure.
This section of trail is pretty easy going. That was fine with us.
After a mile of roadwalk the trail slips down off a bank beside Chicago Avenue. In all the times I've hiked this I'd never noticed this avenue of trees framing the trail in that area. I really liked this, and it's very welcoming after that roadwalk which is hot and boring.
Bright lights of flowers along the way are always welcome.
The weather was a little bit cooler than yesterday. We were soaked with sweat, of course, but not so miserably dripping. Between that and the flatter terrain we walked faster.
Even so, I had to leave as soon as we finished because I had to be at Shagway to work at 4 pm. That's where I am now, doing this blog post and thinking about bed!
Hike 100 Challenge mileage for 2018 is up to 57 miles.
North Country Trail, Udell to Highbridge, Manistee National Forest, 6 miles
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