That trail goes east-west across the park, but our goal was to get to Lost Lake. Today we walked up the west side- not a view I've showed you recently. It's a very pretty lake, and there are boardwalks all along this side.
At the north end, this view across the lake is the same one I've shown you at least twice from the top of the bluff, but this one is at water level.
There are already early spring paddlers out!
From there, we connected with the Island Trail- one of my favorites- and headed back. This tree root is on its way to becoming driftwood. Kind of artistic.
This log is only a couple of seasons away from really being driftwood. Lots of textures there.
The sun tried to come out, just briefly, but it made light patterns on the water.
We arrived back at the entrance and the outlet of the Big Sable River at Lake Michigan.
Three happy hikers!
Total distance- about 5 miles, probably a little more, but I forgot to turn on the app, and the trail maps don't have the mileage of every segment listed.
Ludington State Park, Ludington, MI, Lighthouse Trail to Coast Guard Trail, to Lost Lake Trail, to Island Trail, to Sable River Trail. About 5 miles
In other news: We cooked a big casserole for some meals over the next few days, hiked, did grocery shopping, and had bell choir practice. Next stop- rest time!
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