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Trip Reports

June 25 - Manistee River Trail hike & paddle

Sara Cockrell  | Published on 6/25/2016

What a great way to spend the day, a 4 hr hike on the Manistee River Trail from Red Bridge to Woodpecker Creek (Hodenpyl) with Kathy Cook-Dowd, GTHC members Peggy & John Rademacher, then Kathy Pilon, Kris Sutten, Jerica Mae & Marlene joined us for the 3 hr paddle back to Red Bridge. Afterwards, we enjoyed a well-earned dinner at Maddy's in Interlochen on our way home. Another full day with friends! Sara Cockrell

Manistee River Trail start at Red Bridge with Kathy, Peggy & John
suspension bridge crossing the Manistee River downstream of Hodenpyl Dam
paddle from Woodpecker Creek
family of Canada geese
blue flag iris
Whew, we made it back to Red Bridge with a headwind!