Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Hiking the Dunes

We left early Sunday morning for Leelanau County and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. We discovered the Cottonwood Trail along the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive a few weeks ago but did not have time to take the full hike. The trail overlooks both Lake Michigan and Glen Lake and has a lot of scrub trees growing along the hard pack trail---though there is also a lot of deep dune sand in places. Yours truly on the hard pack trail; John looking over Glen Lake and an hour later eating at a picnic area also along the scenic drive. Below John is reading the Sunday paper and snacking in a camp chair beside a flower garden park in Frankfurt.