Udell Hills Road to Udell Trailhead

5.5 miles: 153.1 miles total

Most of this section of trail follows a ridgeline that is the western edge of an large elevated glacial deposit called the Udell Hills. Although I enjoyed the hike I’ve found that upland forests present less opportunities for photography than wetlands and meadows.

The next day was drizzly and cloudy so I explored the area without going on a longer hike.

Fringed loosestrife was blooming by my campsite at the Pine Lake National Forest Campround.
Showy tick trefoil was blossoming in abundance along the Manistee River below the Sawdust Hole National Forest Campground.