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Jan 28
9 Jan 09
Merritt Island
Merritt Island wildlife hike.  Black Point Wildlife Drive - always full of surprises!  A wonderful 9 mile loop through the protected wetlands of Florida.  Located on the Space Coast - birds of all types migrate to here for the winter.  Photos are from several different hikes, the most recent being Jan. 2009.
Published by donandjanet 28 January 2009, 16h05 (Photos:20)
Nov 3
14 Aug 08
Taquahmenon River
This photo file contains photos from Lower to Upper falls including a row boat jaunt across the lower Taquahmenon River to Taquahmenon Island.  The island splits the river creating small cascades which make up the lower Taquahmenon Falls.  The Toonerville Trolley track is a 24 guage train track which runs along the...
Published by donandjanet 3 November 2008, 15h35 (Photos:18)
15 Aug 08
Crisp Point Lighthouse
A beautiful historic lighthouse is nestled miles from civilization on the shores of Lake Superior.  Crisp Point lighthouse is being restored.  You will see photos from when we visited in 2007 then again in 2008 once the renovation has begun.  Enroute to the lighthouse, one may see black bear, deer, eagles, and other...
Published by donandjanet 3 November 2008, 14h59 (Photos:18)
May 1
Myakka State Park
This is a great place to hike on flat ground under beautiful southern tree canopies.  A boardwalk out into the marsh makes for great bird and small animal watching.  Plenty of alligators line the shorelines. There are also rental cabins and campgrounds.  You can take a boat ride down the river...
Published by donandjanet 1 May 2008, 14h48 (Photos:9)
Oct 31
More Animals and Birds of Upper Michigan
This is a continuation of the last upload I did.  More animals and birds we saw from our hikes in July 2007.
Published by donandjanet 31 October 2007, 21h07 (Photos:5 | Comments:1)
Animals and Birds of Upper Michigan area
This summer, July 2007,  we seemed to be at the right place at the right time several times and were able to capture animals and birds of all kinds on our various hikes!   All you animal lovers out there - Enjoy! 
Published by donandjanet 31 October 2007, 20h39 (Photos:4)
Aug 8
Iroquois Point
Iroquois Point Lighthouse sits on the shores of Whitefish Bay which is connected to Lake Superior.  This hike was along the shore of Whitefish Bay and the Lighthouse itself.  1000 footer Lake Freighters and Ocean Going Vessels all sail by this beach.  Whether they are traveling up or down all pass through the Soo...
Published by donandjanet 8 August 2007, 16h07 (Photos:13)
Aug 6
Fayette - Ghost Town Under Restoration
Fayette, Michigan is a ghost town which is undergoing restoration to the original buildings and houses of this historic town.  It was once one of the most productive iron-smelting operations in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Huge furnaces, an extensive dock and several kilns used to be in operation...
Published by donandjanet 6 August 2007, 20h22 (Photos:11)
Dollarville Dam
This is a very short hike which takes you back to the dam.  It is popular with bird watchers and fishermen.  We saw several beautiful flowers along the way.
Published by donandjanet 6 August 2007, 16h00 (Photos:8)
Cut River Bridge Lake Michigan
This short hike took us down the side of the bank along the Cut River to the shoreline of Lake Michigan.  The Cut River leads in to Lake Michigan. 
Published by donandjanet 6 August 2007, 15h35 (Photos:7)
May 10
10 Jan 05
Zion Canyon
This place was absolutely awesome!  You enter in the bottom of the canyon, so you are greeted with the beautiful straight up rock walls, raging rivers, and more!  We did several small hikes.  Our favorite would be the hike to behind the small falls.  We also saw several deer on this hike.  The outstanding...
Published by donandjanet 10 May 2007, 14h52 (Photos:11)
Mar 8
Valley of Fire
The Valley of Fire was named for its beautiful orangish red fire colored stone formations.  We have visited Valley of Fire a few times, in different seasons.  We found the early winter season to be very fascinating.  Being that is is in the desert, you would find cactus in the snow.  Also, whatever was facing...
Published by donandjanet 8 March 2007, 14h59 (Photos:13)
Feb 25
Taquahmenon Falls
A simply wonderful stroll through the woods, up and down a few hills, along the Taquahmenon River.  4 miles one way.  We hiked from the lower to the upper falls.  Hike from the lower to upper falls or vice versa.  The Lower Falls photos are from 2001,. Summertime Upper Falls are from August 2006 (the...
Published by donandjanet 25 February 2007, 01h54 (Photos:9 | Comments:2)