These nice stepping stones have been placed across Whiskey Creek. This is a great solution instead of a bridge in streams that don't get major flood flows.
Beaver Lake is very large with an official Forest Service campground. However, that's down a spur, and we weren't taking side trips today if we didn't need to. That meant we didn't get any super clear views of the lake, but this one isn't bad.
Next up was Lake Three which is much larger than what you see here. The main body of the lake is beyond that narrow opening.
We took a nice rest stop at the Brunsweiler River. This has a major Forest Service Bridge. There were good rocks to sit on too.
Most of the leaves are down now, but in some places they are still golden brown. They glow in the sunshine. I know this good weather isn't going to last much longer, but I'll sure take it for now.
The biggest surprise of this area for me has been that I did not remember so many rock formations. This is reminiscent of Ohio in the way it looks, but not in terms of what's actually there. As has been true since Minnesota, these are volcanic rocks that were uncovered by the glaciers. In Ohio, the rocks were the sedimentary layers of the Allegheny Plateau.
I am incredibly happy to have one technical issue solved that I've been trying to get straightened out for almost two weeks. In fact, that is such an upper that I've almost forgotten how tired I was after hiking today.
Miles today: 16.1. Total miles so far: 3914.4 (over 3900... and you can see what the next 100 will get me to)
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