It's been a dozen years since the last selective cut on the family forestland and four years since our last "walk in the woods. Time to take another look. We were accompanied by the forester who has been consulting with us on managing the property since the last cut, and a (relatively "younger" forester who will probably be the guy working with us in the future. Me and Harlan, Mike and Emily, and the foresters Ken and Mike went for a walk (yes - three "Mikes" on the walk). After a hearty breakfast...
|Fried eggs & braunschweiger with grilled onions & rye toast|
This was the first walk in decades in these woods for a few in our fellowship.
|Meetup before the hike|
Some quotes from the foresters along the way:
"This is one of the best managed properties I've ever seen."Some pics along the way....
"If this was my land, I'd name every tree on the property."
"This is a very healthy forest, but a little early for another cut."
|Over the beaver dam|
|finding the corners|
|New owner strides onto her property|
Much to see...
After the hike, some Yooper cuisine in a local eatery.