Our trail club hike today was on a section of the North Country Trail. For a short way, it's right beside the Pere Marquette River, but high above it.
Then it wanders through the woods, which you can see is still pretty much gray and brown, and crosses this un-named creek. It is interesting to compare this photo with Ratty's post from today Green Comes to the Forest. He lives about four hours away from me, but the spring seems to come one to two weeks earlier where he is, than at my location.
But it certainly was different from the last time I showed you that piece of trail. This was Feb 2009, and I was very surprised to discover that the bridge made of railroad ties has been replaced with this plank one. I guess I was too busy hiking last summer to keep track of work the club accomplished!
We stopped and listened to the tall red pines squeaking as the wind made them rub together. We hunted hard for any plants that were pushing their way through the brown leaves, and we found quite a few. We saw some great fungus, and heard some birds. I've decided that it would be too much information to show it all today, so you'll have to come back tomorrow.
Here we are. We had a great time! Don't you wish you were hiking with us?
|See Wimpy Dog and Porky Paws for the Feb 2009 hike here
See Trail Club Hike- Marilla to the Suspension Bridge Last year's April hike