Me and my pack hadn't done a serious hike since getting home, so on Sunday, we got out for three little ones. We visited Silver Mountain for the first time in 8 years, and then an area of the North Country Trail which we were on last summer.
|First stop was Silver Mountain, just west of Baraga.|
This is not part of the NCT.
|Says, the fire tower was placed by the CCC in the 1930's, and taken|
down in 1971. Silver mining was attempted here in the 1840's.
|This was short hike that circumnavigated the mountain,|
then went over its top.
|Ya, some big old hemlocks found here.|
|On its top we found these scratches. Who made them, a BIG dog?|
Maybe some thick ice going past.
|Good views up here.|
|Next stop - the NCT, going west off of FR 2270.|
|Ya, sure is a big, green, mossy one we found here.|
|The seasonal streams still have water.|
|Maybe we can come back with the whackers!|
|This is Silver River. We couldn't cross this last summer.|
|Hey! Maybe there is a goodie in there for me.|
|The slugs were feasting on this mushroom.|
|Boulder Creek...we crossed this over a fallen tree last year.|
|Peek-a-boo! I'm in the thimbleberries at the bottom.|
|Starting to look like fall.|
We found an old potty at the parking area at the bend in S. Laird Rd.
|This was our western turn-around point.|
|They stopped for tea on the way back.|
|I hunted for something more interesting.|
|The handy-dandy pop can stove does it again.|
|We noticed the water flow under the fallen tree. Artsy!|
|Since I recommended Silver River water, Sandy thought she'd filter some.|
|I wonder if she needs help? I love to help!|
|I shook off, to share some of the river. You're welcome!|
|Just like being in the rain forest.|
|Such a pretty trail.|
|Let's go a little farther.|
|We headed down to the Sturgeon.|
|Down at the road, near the river.|
We had such a nice hike here today!