The boardwalk goes through a beautiful unnamed marsh. Not the most beautiful time of year, but still some subtle colors.
Just slightly beyond where the re-route joins the old route is the bridge over the White River. I haven't been back to this particular location since I first hiked it, and when it counted toward my End-to-End hike in May of 1997. It was pouring rain that day!
The bridge is the same, and the river is the same.
We returned to the cars via the old trail and road. Not quite 4.5 miles. Pretty short, but it was good to see some old friends, and meet two new ones.
Speaking of friends! Before the hike, I had lunch with Sue (who served us some yummy chili, cornbread, and salad)...
...and snuggles with Sophie. (Sue had things to do, so she couldn't go on the hike.)
In other news: Isn't that enough news?! But there is a little more. Since I was doing all this via Baldwin to Whitc Cloud I accomplished another errand in Baldwin. And I wrote 289 words. I know... lame... but it's better than nothing.
Total North Country Trail Miles in 2020: 237
North Country Trail near White Cloud Michigan, Centerline Road to White River
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