Wednesday January 5, 2022, Ottawa County Michigan and surrounding areas were under a Winter Storm Warning. The morning was clear, in the afternoon the snow started falling and kept coming for the next two days. There were breaks in the snowstorm and the sun would peek out at times. I'm not sure what the total snowfall amount for our area was but last night at Stearns Creek Park the snow was more than 18 inches deep on the trail.
Yesterday I was lucky to go on two walks. One in the morning at Hofma Preserve with my daughter and one in the evening with Mike at Stearns Creek Park.
First Hofma Preserve. I really like walking here. It has so many different features like the float bridge that takes you over Pottawattomie Bayou to Hofma Park, the overlook tower, and the addition of an old tree farm. There are miles of trails and so many interesting places.
We named this the Barred Owl trail, we have seen the owl here twice. We actually saw it fly off yesterday while we were near the swampy area. Sometimes you might hear its "Who cooks for you, who cooks for you all" call.
No tracks on the trail. It is difficult to tell but believe me it was a lot of work walking through this beautiful snow. Also, very peaceful.