Unofficial MI "Spring" Hike & Hang NCT/MRT
The North Country Trail and Manistee River Trail make a 23mile loop in the Manistee National Forest... We started with 7... ended with 6.
Friday - Upper River Trail Head to Eddington Creek (NCT) - 9 Miles
Saturday - Eddington Creek to Backcountry outlaw what-have-yous (MRT) - 11 Miles
Sunday - Back to the cars - 3 Miles
Weather on Friday was great, sunshine and not a cloud in the sky! But the hiking was hard. Up hill, with spots of deep untraveled on snow. This is where my boots got soaked...
Saturday woke up for the sunrise - boots were blocks of ice. Hiked all day, better trail conditions, but more miles. (with wet boots. lol) it was cloudy and overcast, but not cold.
Sunday, rain, just a quick pack and scoot. I slid down a 30foot ice ridge! ha
Overall, great company trumps wet cold feet.
Here are a few of my pics, I made my FB album public.
I decided to bring my puppy along for her first trip too. Her name is Quincy and she is a 6 month old Australian Shepherd. She was curious thus kind of annoying (and i appreciate everyone being tolerant of that!), but stayed close and slept in the hammock with me. She loved it in there, and kept me toasty warm!
Just making the thread, I'm sure others will post their pics and or video when they get around to it.