I kid you not. This tree has a name tag, and it's name is Coco.
I am chilling in my car, all set for the night. Not too comfortable sitting, but I'll live.
Today, I walked the 5+ miles from Hodenpyl Dam to Fletcher Creek Campground and back. This is a gorgeous piece of trail, and the weather was also perfection.
Here's the pond.
The Wood Betony is blooming. Some are yellow and some are maroon. These have yellow flowers with the purple leaves. I guess that answers the question about whether the purple leaved ones have the maroon flowers!
The trail is right beside the water for over half of the five miles.
I love it that we now see more of the native trumpeter swans than the alien mute swans.
A couple of pink lady slipper orchids were in bloom.
And a tiger swallowtail butterfly on wild black cherry blossoms.
Can't let you go without one more view of the pond.
It was an awesome day, and tomorrow will be more of the same, because the event I was going to go to at the conference is a wash... so I'm going for another hike!
Hike 100 Challenge = 94 miles
North Country Trail from Hodenpyl Dam to Fletcher Creek and back, Wexford County, MI, 10.5 miles total
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