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Friday, May 31, 2019

Twelve More Miles

I did another hike today- six more miles mostly along the Manistee River, and then back.

Manistee River

It's late and I have to get up on time in the morning, so this will be quick.

It was a truly lovely walk, but I'll just throw out a few pictures.

This is a kingbird sitting on a stump. Nothing too special, but he did sit still for me.


Then, I saw a really huge trumpeter swan. It was so big, I didn't think it was a bird at first.

trumpeter swan

And then his mate showed up too.

trumpeter swan

I ate lunch in the shade of some lilac bushes before turning around. Also saw a rose-breasted grosbeak, pileated woodpecker (and some smaller ones), and a green heron.

The evening was filled with the MOWA meeting. Lots of noise and unfamiliar people.

Hike 100 Challenge = 106 miles!

North Country Trail, Fletcher Creek Campground to M37 and back, Wexford County, MI, 12 miles

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Ann said...

WOW, that swan is huge. Good job going over the top on the Hike 100 Challenge

Jeff said...

Beautiful country... I never hiked by the Manistee,but did do a 3 day paddle on the river when I lived in Michigan.

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