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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Ludington State Park with Cathy and Marie

  Today was a typical non-stop Tuesday. All good. Marie and I met Cathy at the State Park after lunch, and we set out on the Coast Guard Trail in a biting wind and 37 degrees. hikers on trail with dune grass

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. Ludington State Park Lost Lake

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. Ludington State Park Lost Lake

There are already early spring paddlers out! canoeist

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. bare roots of tree

This log is only a couple of seasons away from really being driftwood. Lots of textures there. whitened log

The sun tried to come out, just briefly, but it made light patterns on the water. dappled light on water

We arrived back at the entrance and the outlet of the Big Sable River at Lake Michigan. Big Sable River outlet

Three happy hikers! friends

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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Ann said...

Sounds like a fun day. You sure have some beautiful views there.

Sharkbytes said...

Hi Ann- we sure do! I am blessed to live in such a beautiful place.

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