Perfect weather for my first fall hike & paddle. A frosty start on the NCT from Dell Rd to Old US 131 Campground with John W, his dog Piper, Mike & Barb, Bob F, Bert, and Rick & Mary Beth, approx 8 miles in 3 hrs. Bob B joined us for lunch at the campground & for our 3 hr, 10 mile paddle on the Manistee to Baxter Bridge. Not much fall colors along the trail or river yet, but still only September. What great companionship for a full day of fall fun!!! Report by Trip Leader, Sara Cockrell
Dell Rd NCT trailhead, Bert, Rick & Mary Beth, Piper, Bob F, John W, Mike & Barb R
Old US 131 Campground put-in for Manistee River paddle to Baxter Bridge
Bert, Piper & John W, Mary Beth & Rick
Bob B, Mike & Barb R (not pictured: Bob F & Sara) This photo by Bert Courson.