We drove up to Mesick on Thursday, spent the night, and got up early the next morning for the big day. Cleopatra waited with the boat at the Hodenpyl Dam while I drove the car down to Red Bridge. I then hiked back 11 miles so we could float the 13 miles back to the car (the Manistee River winds more than the trail does).
After we got to the car and took down our tent at Northern Exposure, we headed over to meet friends at Sleeping Bear Dunes. If you want to see the video from that adventure, send me an email.
None of the photos in this slideshow have been altered–no cropping or color altering. Clearly, they would benefit from work; just saying they’re quite raw.