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.
This was an out-and-back hike to reach an area with a number of large old trees.
And the oak that inspired it.
Then we entered the 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.
After that, we walked along 22 Creek, a lovely stream
In some places along it the beavers have been busy. Here's their largest pond.
And a good-sized area they have cut all the trees for food and building.
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
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