3 Days on the NCT

8:08 a.m. on April 17, 2011 (EDT)
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I had to work Monday, Friday, Saturday last week, so I had a nice little gap in the week to do some exploring.

My gear sans food:
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THIS WAY
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Little shot of the trail
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First sight of the Boardman River
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Trees waking up in the spring
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Another shot above the river:
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Leaving the Boardman River Valley
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Entering Sand Lakes Quiet Area.  The place was in fact very quiet and also much colder than the surrounding areas; perhaps the numerous small lakes that the trail winds through have a moderating affect on the air temps.
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Stuck in the middle with myself
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Blue Blaze
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Most of the lakes in SLQA still had a thick sheet of ice over the top
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Guernsey Lake
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My little camp night #1 along the north shore of Guernsey Lake
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Here is my new pot/stove setup:  Gram Weenie Pro and Evernew "deep" .9L pot.
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Ghosts passing through my camp early in the morning
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Bright, beautiful, chilly morning
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Breakfast of champions (NOT INSTANT)
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Feet pose
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Ready for the dusty trail
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Along the way
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Tall trees
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Another cold lake along the way

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Field above a logging area
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Camp night #2 along the Boardman River
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My house
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Moving along
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Back at the trailhead
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Tried doing a portrait shot of my camp, didn't work.  I kinda like how the photo turned out though
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That's it for this trip.  Hopefully I get enough time off to do the Porkies or Isle Royale later this year; I won't push it considering this is my first job out of school.  Anyways, perfect days for hiking (imo), mid 30's to mid 40's by the end of the day – thanks for stopping by!

 

8:47 a.m. on April 17, 2011 (EDT)
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Nice trip report.  Was that the Sand Lake that is in Dublin, MI?

10:12 a.m. on April 17, 2011 (EDT)
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It is in Michigan, although it is closest to South Boardman.  Grand Traverse County, it actually may be in Kalkaska County (it's kinda right on the border).  Sand Lakes Quiet Area is a several lakes (maybe 6-8 or so), and I don't think any are named, just numbered.

7:55 p.m. on April 17, 2011 (EDT)
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I thought that was MI. I think I've been there a time or two, many, many moons ago.

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