We got some much needed rain here this week so with the bike trails wet, we decided to clear a section of the North Country trail we had tried to ski on this winter but found many trees had fallen across it. This section is East of the O-Kun-de-Kun falls off of highway 45 and just south of Mass City. We started on the other end, off of Gardner Road and worked our way west.
|We'd not been on this section before and found it quite nice.|
Sandy actually hiked in with a day-pack loaded with over 40lbs of gear.
|Ya let's get that off.|
|We stopped to see the Trilliums along the way.|
Trail clearing isn't all work.
|OK,, this one needs to come off too.|
|Stopped for lunch. Note that Arly is munching while I had some|
lame kibble. I should have pulled down some vermin!
|The top of the long descent to the Middle Branch of the Ontonagon.|
|Some cool looking Fungus was spied.|
|How many trees can there be across this trail!!|
Of course many, many more were removed than pictured here.
|The bridge on the Ontonagon river and as far as we could clear today. It's quite a bridge!|
|But it's scary!|
|Wiggly bridges are not the adventure I was hoping for!|
|You can see bear bite marks on the bridge columns.|
|Are they really this stupid???|
The Ontonagon River was about 3 miles in and as far as we could go. Clearing trails is hard work! Here we're packed up and hiking back to the bread-box. We'll go back again soon to clear the section on the west side of the bridge. We sure hope you come along! I love friendly people on the trail.