Today, finally today I was able to get out for a hike. It was oh so needed. I headed out to hike along the Slate River near Black Slate Falls and Quartzite Falls, but the river was still mostly iced over. Big disappointment. So, I headed up to the Huron River near Big Erick’s Falls.
I parked Hank (the Jeep) and started walking down river, stopping many times for photos in the usual spots, only this time I was able to walk out on the snow/ice a bit toward the middle of the river. That was pretty cool.
The temp was about 40°F, so I didn’t want to stop yet, as my plan was to hike a bit, so I carried on. There was a path to follow on top of the snow, yes on top, no sinking in. I followed the path stopping here and there for another photo or just to take it in. I hiked for about 2 miles down river until my foot was hurting too much and it looked like I might be heading into the thick, so I turned around and headed back.
All in all, was a nice hike and it sure is great to be out on the rivers and woods again.
Big Erick’s Bridge over the Huron River
Huron River hike path – Google Earth map.
Just had a new visitor stop by, a Barred Owl. He/she landed in the closest apple tree right by my bird feeders. I had to keep making lots of noise so he would look in my direction.
Funny, all the deer heard my voice and came running. Also, the Chickadees didn’t seem to mind there was an owl in one of their trees.
Once again, no sleep. Up at 1:00 AM this time.
A favorite waterfall that I need to get back to. Maybe someday when I get over this depression crap.
Rock River Falls
Went out to see if any rivers or waterfalls had opened up yet…no dice, so I just drove on…
Not much else to say, just another day breathing.
Silver Rd., almost to Huron Bay-Peshekee Grade.
Old Tree Roots
Been cooped up in the house too much of late, so I headed out Sunday to Point Abbaye.
On the way out to Point Abbaye
Lava. The rock formations on Point Abbaye, and throughout the Keweenaw, are some of the oldest surface rock on earth, over 1 billion years old. Here you can see the flow pattern, ripples, of the lava that flowed over a billion years ago.
With the low December sun and the clouds moving in, the colors were ever changing.
Point Abbaye, looking west toward the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Hank enjoying some time out on Point Abbaye with the Huron Mountains in the distance.
Yeah, I’ve updated a bit, not much else to do. Took me quite a while getting logged in, couldn’t remember how and had to Google it.
I might start posting photos again, we’ll see.