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Monday, January 24, 2011
Om says "12"
I promised not to just do a snow picture today. But I didn't see any wildlife, or have any great progress on projects, or cook anything wonderful (just a baked potato for dinner, and that's hardly earth-shaking!) So... what to do? I find some of the random-photo memes interesting, so I asked Om to pick a number between 1 and 15. I knew I had at least that many folders on my external hard drive. He picked 12.
My twelfth folder was labeled "LPTC" for Lower Peninsula Trail Council. That would be the Trail Council for the North Country Trail Association. Actually, the councils are defunct, but I was the volunteer Chair, when it was operational. I had no idea what pictures might be in there. Turned out, there was just one... not 12, so I'll use the one.
There you have it! Now, are you wondering what it is you have?
This is the Trout Fountain in Kalkaska, Michigan. The North Country Trail skirts the town at present, but a section is being re-routed so that it will go through there- "trail towns" can be important to long-distance hikers. Kalkaska is home to the National Trout Festival, and this is an 18-foot brook trout- in celebration of the festival which was first held in 1936. I snapped its picture almost exactly two years ago, on January 21, 2009.
And now you have it! (whatever it is)