2010 10 24,25,26 Mike, Tilly, and I spent a couple days at the cabin (Thanks to my brother-in-law Bryan). We all had a relaxing time and even walked 10 miles on just one hike!
Gale's Pond Park
Just around the corner from Gale's Pond we spied a small woodland trail called The Doolittle Memorial Park.
We stopped in at the Crystal Lake Boat access and saw these beautiful Asters.
Then a quick stop at La Fiesta in Hart Michigan for lunch, cruising around some back roads and stopping off at lake or river access points. One place was along the Pere Marquette National Scenic River, very nice.
The next morning we took a walk on the Manistee River Trail (one of our favorite trails). We started at Red Bridge and walked north to the 5 mile marker turned around and walked back the 5 miles we had just come.
It was a bit overcast and the trees were just starting to show some color. We passed 80 different hikers, this was a Saturday, usually on a week day you might see a few hikers.
Along the Manistee River Trail
Slagle Creek Bridge
The last day of our outing we went through the Brandybrook Semiprimitive Area, just west of Cadillac Michigan.
Then we headed home.