No, that's not hiker's itch, it's HIKING ITCH. You know, that insatiable desire to go out and walk, preferably on my favorite North Country Trail. So, that's just what I did. I went in the morning before it was supposed to rain.
This is Jenks Creek. There's plenty of water in it in the spring, and without all the understory, you can really see how it wanders through the landscape.
I loved this landscape. The entire thing is on one side of a fallen tree, but couldn't you just go exploring there if you were small?
Connected with Sterling Marsh where I was a few days ago. The ice is all gone. See that line in the water far out there?
There are ducks making that line in the water. I shot a couple of pictures, but couldn't see what they were until I got them on the computer. Ring-neck Ducks! This is a male.
This picture isn't as good, but there is a female with them, so I'll show you.
And a little Brown Creeper working its way up a tree. They can walk down headfirst!
The world is still very brown and gray, but it's beginning to liven up a little bit. Today warmed up very nicely- into the 50s. And the rain didn't show up until later than expected, so I could have gone and painted blazes, but I didn't know that ahead of time. Supposed to get cold again tomorrow.
Hike 100 Challenge 2020 is at 41 miles.
North Country Trail, Lake County, MI, Jenks Rd parking to north of 76th St and back. 5+ miles
In other news: I got groceries, and didn't have any trouble finding what I needed.
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