Almost! I almost had a day with no bushwhacking. Actually, depending on how you count it, maybe none. I lost the blazes 3 times, but each time found them within 5 minutes again.
Had a wonderful trail angel this morning, Cindy Faust, whom I hadn't ever met, but she agreed to spot my car. I decided to go for more miles, and got in 13! She and Bridgee met me and took me to where I turned around yesterday. Thanks, Cindy!
They walked with me for 40 minutes before turning around.
I've never spent much time in the upper east part of lower Michigan. It has a very desolate feel to it, very much like the UP.
The trail joins the Shore to Shore horse trail for a couple of miles. The good news is that you won't lose the treadway, but it's not great walking for humans. I wasn't sorry when they parted ways.
Quite a few rolling hills today. I loved the pattern in this fallen log.
And some pileated woodpecker was feeling very linear when it did this.
Love the name of this road, and it also meant I was getting close to the end for the day.
Crossed the AuSable River, another milestone.
Total miles today 13- both miles walked and miles that count. Total miles this trip 88.5.
Gotta scoot. I'm parked at a road corner where I have cell service to post this. Need to get back to campsite before dark.
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