Well……our fearless leader is back to the Manitou Islands again. This time he is working on the Trails system on South Manitou Island. He has also been meeting with Park staff to set up some working trips to both Islands next Spring for Hiking Michigan members. details will be coming on those planned weekends soon.
The basics will be some BackPacking, while we clear the Trails as we go. We have done this kind of Trail work at some of the Southeastern Michigan Parks. Not even like work, if you ask me. And to Hike back over your cleared trails has a sense of accomplishment I have not felt in any other way of giving back to my Park lands.
You can follow some of Marks journey on the Hiking North/Central facebook page. He is already starting to post some pictures this evening upon just arriving on the Island. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hiking-NorthCentral-Michigan/149820138449459