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Monday, June 5, 2023

Finising the Porkies - Day 428

It was a beautiful morning in the UP! Sunrise over our campsite.

Three "monsters" entered the woods. The mosquitoes are bad, but not epic. But bad.
hikers in headnets

We finished the miles I had to abandon in the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park. It was a much prettier piece of trail than I realized it would be. We followed the Carp Lake Inlet for several miles, climbing over a ridge.
mountain stream

We were so close, we had to take a drive to just look at Lake of the Clouds again. Compare to the day I hiked through there. Link below.
Lake of the Clouds

And we also began the Trap Hills. The climb up Bergland Hill is not the steepest, but I think it's the highest single climb in Michigan at 750 feet. The fire tower is still at the top. Also a radio tower
Bergland fire tower

Miles today: 9.4. Total miles so far: 4712.3

Short and sweet post. We are at a restaurant. No service at the campsite. See you sometime!

See https://myqualityday.blogspot.com/2023/05/mccarthy-lake-day-427.html">McCarthy Lake
See Lake of the Clouds


Ann said...

Beautiful views. Glad you have that netting to keep the mosquitos away.

Jeanette said...

I've only been to the Porcupine Mountains and loved it! It was beautiful! The mosquitos in the UP can be epic! Looks like you've got good protection!

Sharkbytes said...

Ann & Jeanette- Yup, the skeeters are a challenge, although not as totally horrible as in MN.

The Oceanside Animals said...

Charlee: "Highest cat wins, and I see a tower waiting to be climbed! Let's go!"

Sharkbytes said...

Charlee- There are lots of these old towers, but probably not close enough together to hold your interest. But there are butterflies and salamanders in between