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August 4 - Middle Little Manistee

Lois & John  | Published on 8/4/2019
Everyone met at the Corner Express, about 20 minutes early.  Thanks to Marv, we launched earlier than planned, just upstream from Driftwood Valley Campground.  The trip was not dull, and in fact, at the end, I remarked, "Oh, we're done already?"
People: John & me (Lois), Marlene, Bob M, Jane from Lansing, Tracie, Jacqui, Gail and Linda P
Obstacles: a few, including a portage or three, some lumberjacking, some pulling boats over or under downed trees.  Some swimming, for fun and once when the big guy got stuck on a log.  Lots of helping each other.
A rope swing!
No complaining!
Mosquitoes were bad.
Weather was great, people were wonderful!

Photos by John, Jacqui, Linda and Gail

Gail figured out how to retrieve the rope without getting in the water.

Gail showed us all how to use a rope swing!

Splash

Some people portaged



Some explored a different route



Other times, going over was easier

Sometimes getting over requires a little help from a friend

Up and over

Getting through some trees was harder than others.