What better way to start the new year than with a hike, and that on my favorite trail. North Country Trail, of course.
I met up with several friends and we started at Freesoil Trailhead.
There were four of us hiking together, Sue, Andrea, Trish, and me (and Sophie and Annabelle the pups), but we ran into Kurt and Connie hiking the same bit of trail. How fun!
It was a truly gorgeous day. Mid 30s for temperature. The snow was thick on the trees.
We got to a bridge where the access was under water, and it was deep enough that we decided to not try to cross. The pups ran right across the ice, but it wouldn't bear our weight.
So we turned around and then hiked north of Freesoil Road for a ways, through the bottomland hardwood swamp.
Got me a Sophie fix!
We did 4 miles, so I have a small beginning on the 2020 Hike 100 Challenge.
I didn't do anything important after I got home. Read a book. It all felt good.
North Country Trail, Lake County, MI, Freesoil TH out and back both directions for a total of 4 miles.
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