On Sunday morning we ventured to the Government Peak parking lot to begin a 13 mile loop. This is at the Porkies State Park.
|My pack gets their gear ready.|
|Trail mutt's are always ready!|
|These squirrels don't know who they're dealing with!|
Of course my pack walks by and I'll have to give up or
get left behind!
|Trail mutts are all about hikes like this!|
|I do get thirsty.|
|We bumped into our first freindly hiker of the day.|
Fall color time is busy here!
|Sandy balances across a mud hole using her hiking poles|
|Goverment peak where a fire tower was.|
|Another cool creek to get in!|
|A interesting looking rock made with conglomerate|
and another types of rock. Maybe slate or shale?
|Another friendly fellow we meet from down state.|
|A blanket of yellow leaves I'll run across!|
|Fall chipmunk hunting is the best!|
|And take a break 2/3rd's of the way around our loop.|
I do get hungry!
|Lake of the Clouds. Now we're on the Escarpment trail.|
|I'm so glad I get out now and then.|
|Funny that some people think it's flat here.|
|A tree makes a funny face at Sandy.|
|It was HOT on these peaks.|
|My tongue indicates the heat.|
|But much, much cooler in the saddles.|
|A big decent.|
|The last mile.|
|Back at the parking lot, we bump into friendly folks|
from Houghton, who just did the same loop!
|We stop along the shore line and I take a cool dip.|
|I share the lake... We had such a nice adventure today.|