A group of hikers got together today to do another ten miles toward the Hike 100 Challenge. Thirteen humans and Trixie.
We started at Timber Creek at US 10 and headed north.
I just hiked this section ten days ago with Annie, but it's looking much greener now. One can almost believe that summer is coming.
The flowers that are out now are completely different. Gaywings, Polygala paucifolia, is always perky. It looks like a little orchid, but it's not at all.
I'm pretty sure I've IDed a new to me fern, Silvery Glade Fern, Athyrium thelypteroides. It was growing in an area that was a tiny bit more damp than most places along the trail.
We also saw several instances of the seed pods of last year's Indian pipe, Monotropa uniflora.
A wonderful day. The weather was ideal. There weren't too many bugs.
Hike 100 is at 84 miles.
Just did a bunch of odd little tasks when I got home and cleaned up.
North Country Trail, Timber Creek north to 3-Mile Road, Lake County, Michigan, 10 miles
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