Huron River Hike

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

Huron River

Huron River

Huron River

Huron River hike path – Google Earth map.

Great Time In The Keweenaw

We just spent a week, 09.19.15-09.26.15, in the Keweenaw area of Michigan. We stayed in Houghton with hopes to make it south to the Black River Scenic Byway, that didn’t happen, though we did make it to Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains.

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Silver Creek. A very nice scenic creek just south of Copper Harbor.

Montreal Falls

Montreal Falls

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Lake Superior Shore looking south from Montreal Falls.

Quincy Mine Ruins

Quincy Mine Ruins

Lake Of The Clouds. The Autumn colors were just starting, so mostly green.

Lake Of The Clouds. The Autumn colors were just starting, so mostly green.

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Copper Harbor, Michigan.

Eagle River. I've explored this river many many times. It is always beautiful.

Eagle River. I’ve explored this river many many times. It is always beautiful.

Atop the cliffs along Cliff Drive.

Atop the cliffs along Cliff Drive.

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Fish Cove