Worst news of the day- someone has stolen the NCT emblem that is supposed to be at the top of that post. The bolts are removed and the sign is just gone. People can be so selfish.
The pileated woodpeckers have been tearing the bark off dead trees. Could be porcupine, but several with similar damage higher up seems to confirm the woodpeckers.
Last year's squaw root. Guess I showed you some from this same section a year ago. Apparently it grows profusely there.
North Country Trail miles for 2021 is at 163. Cathy's miles toward Hike 100 is at 30.
North Country Trail, Manistee County, MI, Skocelas Road north 4.25 miles and back for a total of 8.5 miles
In other news: I've been editing like crazy since I got home. And... look who woke up. Ms. Woodchuck. This is a whole month earlier than my first sighting of her last year. Of course, she could have been awake, and I just didn't notice. She looks fat and sleek this year.
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