|Hiking up Silver Mountain|
The last weekend in April the pack gathered up for a couple hikes in the Ottawa National Forest south of home, near L'Anse MI. For those of you who have not heard of that, it is near Bovine and Aura. ;)
The leafless trees allowed us to see through the forest readily. It was a blustery day. The photo above was a wind sheltered area but on the top you had to hold onto your hat!
The Silver Mountain hike is short but worth the drive for the views and fascinating geology.
|Glacier scratches (or was it a really big dog??)|
The finish of the hike brought us down a steep stair case which ended near an old mine shaft. Good thing brave dogs can do these steep steps!
After hiking around Silver Mountain, we drove a short distance more down the windy Forest road to the parking area near Sturgeon Falls. This was a bit longer of a hike with a very loud, fast running, scary sounding waterfall at the bottom.
|Huddling for security.|
We didn't happen to see it, but apparently the Forest Service knows of a prime hang gliding launch nearby...