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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Spirit of the Woods Hike- December 2012

Today was the trail club hike, and we held it at Ludington State Park. The people who showed up were three new folks. Well, sort of. One of them had come to National Trails Day, but it was her first hike with us.

hikers at Ludington State Park

We did a six mile loop and had an awesome time. We stopped at one of the remaining CCC shelters in the park to eat lunch. This is one of my very favorite places in the park. It's on Hamlin Lake, and always peaceful. It just seems so private and perfect.

hikers at Ludington State Park

One of the other great views from the route we took (the Ridge Trail out and the Island Trail on the return) includes this view of Lake Michigan.

Ludington State Park

There were a number of other truly beautiful moments, but I didn't manage to get pictures of any of them. More on that another day.

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Secondary Roads said...

What beautiful sights to see on your hike. At least you managed to capture some images.

Ann said...

I love finding places that are secluded and not over run by crowds. Perfect peaceful spot

Duxbury Ramblers said...

What more can you ask for peaceful, beautiful sights :)

Jackie said...

It looks like you had a great day. We do a lot hiking when I go visit the kids in Maine.

I enjoy it. Thanks for the lovely pictures!!

Happy Sunday!!:-)

Lin said...

Nice! It's good that you got some new people out there too.

Sharkbytes said...

Chuck- I got the important ones. The others were fluff.

Ann- This place is far enough out on the trails that not so many people get to it.

Carole- Nice to see you. I have to get your blog moved higher on my reduced list so that I'm visiting you more often.

Hi Jackie- Maine is an awesome place

Lin- We've been seriously hoping for some!

The Retired One said...

we like hiking with a group too..we just recently joined NCLL which is a group of 55+ free classes and hikes through our local university. We have met so many new friends there!

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