Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cabin Visit

2010 10 28 Our 33rd wedding anniversary, we will celebrate with a visit to the cabin. (Thanks AGAIN Bryan) To me this is a perfect place to be, it's quiet, secluded, relaxing.

We started with a short hike on the North Country National Scenic Trail, from Highbanks Lake (Lilley Twp Michigan) we went south, unfortunately Tilly (our 13 year old puppy) developed some foot problem and we had to turn around after walking a mile.

                            Highbanks Lake
We don't often hike the NCT because it is not a loop trail, at some point you have to decide to turn around and head back where you came from. Or you could spot a car if you are with more people. But the North Country Trail is huge, here are a few facts about this trail.

The North Country Trail — 4600 miles stretched Across seven states, a footpath linking communities from New York to North Dakota. 
Here is their website link, http://www.northcountrytrail.org/trail.php

                            Manistee River
We spent a couple of days at the cabin, and had the chance to walk our favorite trail, The Manistee River Trail.
We started on the trail near mile marker 3 and walked south 2 1/2 miles to one
of the big bends in the river. This is the point we had walked to from the south last month.

We crossed nine footbridges on this section of trail.
Sometimes the trail brings you high above the river, 
then you are down at the river bank.
We headed back to the real world Saturday night.


Anonymous said...

You should win the Academy Award for Blogs!
I appoint your photos for top honors.
Wow, such an array of our beautiful
West Michigan. M

Betsy said...

Happy Anniversary! Is your puppy dog okay?? I love the two pictures, one high above the river and the other at the river bank. Very Cool. I second the academy award for blogs!

Plants Amaze Me said...

Betsy and Marie thank you for the glowing comments. Without your support I would not put the time into this blog. Puppy dog Tilly is fine. :)

Anonymous said...

lovely blog!

Anonymous said...

i love the second to last picture, but they are all great :)


Plants Amaze Me said...

Thanks Dominic! Have you ever been on the Manistee River Trail?
Hope things are going well for you in college.

Dom said...

I don't think I have ever been up there. Would have to check with my grandma to make sure :) lol. Things are going great here, hope all is well in Grand Haven :)