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Sunday, May 5, 2019

NCTA Celebration - Sunday Extras

 
The Celebration officially ended last night but there were a couple of hikes today. Since it wasn't very far for us to come back to my house, we went on a 6 mile hike.

hike

This was an out-and-back hike to reach an area with a number of large old trees.

advice from an oak

And the oak that inspired it.

large oak

Then we entered the Valley of the Giants.

Valley of the Giants

There are a number of white pine in this area that are at least 150 years old, somehow spared by the loggers.

large white pine

After that, we walked along 22 Creek, a lovely stream

22 Creek

In some places along it the beavers have been busy. Here's their largest pond.

beaver pond


And a good-sized area they have cut all the trees for food and building.

trees cut by beaver

The annual Celebration is one of the highlights of my year. So many friends who care about the North Country Trail as much as I do. Good stuff.

Hike 100 Challenge= 34 miles

North Country Trail south of Scheck's Place, Wexford County, Michigan. 3 miles each way

See Celebration- Saturday
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1 comment:

Ann said...

That's some oak tree.

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