Today I had agreed to spot a hiker who is setting out on a 5-day backpacking trip. I met him at his end point where he left his car, and then took him to the starting point. Maggie and I walked in for about 45 minutes with him, and then turned around and went back to our car.
His starting point was the same place where our club took its March hike, which I wrote about at Interesting Geology Above the Little Manistee. And without really planning it that way, I have pictures taken from the same place.
The first picture is a curve of the Little Manistee River taken on March 13 of this year.
This is almost the exact same place, taken today. See the tree in bloom? That's shadbush, also known as serviceberry. Even though the leaves aren't open yet, you can really see the green cast to the trees, and the river banks. It won't be long now!
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