Tuesday, January 31, 2012

P.J. Hoffmaster State Park

Way back last year on December 19 2011 we hiked the northern portion of Hoffmaster, this is where you will find Little Black Creek.  We parked at the campground entrance (6585 Lake Harbor Road Muskegon, MI 49441) which is closed this time of year.  We were out for 3 hours enjoying ourselves.
 Along the drain, this is not Little Black Creek.

At the mouth of Little Black Creek, we had fun here and played in the "quicksand".  It sucked my boot down so deep Marie had to grabbed my arm and save me from being pulled under!
There were gulls.
 We crossed the creek and continued through the woods, now we are north of Little Black Creek.

Here we are high above the mouth of the creek looking south.

 This is a moss I have been seeing often this year and I can't say I remember it from years past.  I'm not sure what kind of moss it is.
Now we are going back to the car through the campground.                       
On one of the bridges we found this tribute to Dillon.  Later online we found a blog about Dillon, a little boy born too soon.

  Peaceful Little Black Creek, a wonderful day.


Anonymous said...

Nice blog. Who knew we had quicksand right here in West Michigan? We sure were high over the creek. That moss must have a name. We'll figure it out. It was a nice day. Thanks! M :)

stratovolcano said...

some very nice pictures. looking at your blog always makes me want to visit Michigan and see all these places again. I remember them from way back when... back then PJ Hoffmaster seemed like another country, it was so far away. Little Black Creek with the fallen trees across it, that is a place of magic.

kayak1 said...

Great pictures!!!


Plants Amaze Me said...

Marie, you should do the research to find out what our "quicksand" really is, I'm sure it has a name.

Stratovolcano, next time you are in Michigan we can visit Hoffmaster, but only in the off season.

Kayak1, thanks for stopping by. Are you in Michigan or off on another trip?

Steve said...

Love the comment about quicksand - last week - was walking my dogs in that area just least - they made it - I got stuck. My wife Kate had to throw me a rope (leash) to save me.

Your walk has long been my favorite Sunday walk.

Plants Amaze Me said...

Steve, Glad to hear you made it out of the quicksand, I wonder how far a person could sink down? Good thing your wife had a leash on you! :)