As I mentioned I headed out for a hike last weekend on the North Country Trail / Manistee River Trail loop
for a three day / two night. The trip was a bit of an adventure. We left early on Friday morning and headed out with a quick stop to pick up a last minute meal for the trail. After reaching the trail head we were off and on a very leisure pace. We found a nice stop right on the creek bottom to stop for lunch and let Nuba splash about. It was interesting the whole trip that Nuba did not hike in front of the pack as she has in the past, but preferred to hike between myself and Dave this time out. We treked int 6.8 miles the first night to a great bluff that we have stayed before. After setting up camp and having dinner (mashed potatoes with garlic and parmesan with sauteed chicken) we headed down the valley for a side trek. Dave decided to bring his GPS in the event we might get disorientated. As we reached the valley floor we joked that it was good to have the GPS since it was easy to see how one could get quickly disorientated... as Dave glanced down his GPS was lost. That's right, the plastic clip had sheared and the GPS was laying on the forest floor someplace. We attempted to retrace out steps in search of the bright yellow unit but could not find it. We made out way back to camp and decided to try to take a look again in the morning. Dave joked that at least the GPS knew where it was. The moon was almost full and the night sky was well lite up. After a great night of rest we awoke to watch a simply gorgeous sunrise and some great blueberry pancakes. After letting the sun dry of the tents a bit we broke camp to hit the trail. Due to some family matters I headed back to the truck while Dave went on to complete the loop.
Great trip, next I hope to be doing North Manitou Island
For what it's worth.