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Rock Lake ~ Oct 8, 2015

Journal entry by Lenore and Jack Reber



What will Cane memories be of the hike to Rock River? Some will remember red patterned hobble bush leaves, others scalloped, ivory fungi. Some had intimate contact with mud or rock. But we all will remember the sunlight filtering through glowing red maple leaves and the file of friends walking through a tunnel of leafy branches on a warm October day. Along the way we encountered a slow moving toad and heard a loon. After three and a half miles twenty-one of us found perfect lunch perches on a grassy bank or comfortable rock. Across the stream we noticed a beaver dam under construction. Damming Rock River did seem like a formidable project. On the way back we added one more treat to the hike, a short bushwhack to Rock Lake. Folks explored the sand and pine needle beach, discovering some interesting tracks and enjoying the view of Blue Mountain behind sun sparkled water and autumn painted hills. All of this, intertwined with laughter, welcoming Tony and Marian, and reconnecting with friends, made this hike memorable for all of us.

10/9/15 - Lenore and Jack Reber added 2 photos.

10/14/15 - Wanderer . added 10 photos.

10/14/15 - Margie Litwin added 2 photos.

31 photos



21 is a lucky number



trail buddies



luxuriant hobblebush



multi-patterned hobblebush leaves



over or under ?



fall fungi



comfortable rocks for lunch



comfortable lunch bank



beaver slide and partial dam



leaving lunch



avoiding the mud



choosing the mud



Blue over blue



Rock Lake beach



still hungry!



still hungry!



another memory - along the long rock



another memory - looking up



another memory- looking down



Rest stop - lots of green remaining along the trail - added by Wanderer



Filtered light - added by Wanderer



Lunch along Rock River - added by Wanderer



Color - upriver a bit - added by Wanderer



Downstream from our lunch spot - added by Wanderer



Mushroom of course - added by Wanderer



Newcomer - Anthony from Altamont or just "Tony" - added by Wanderer



Newcomer Marian and Lenore - added by Wanderer



Lots of color along the shore of Rock Lake - added by Wanderer



Vibrant colors! - added by Wanderer



Rock River - added by Margie



Sandy beach at the shore of Rock lake - added by Margie



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