Mix of sun and clouds, upper 50's, possibility of rain. Northern Pond is only 24 miles from home.
Last time we were here part of the trail was closed and it remains so. We still stopped at the regular parking area to walk down to the canoe launch. We didn't get far as the bog bridge sections were floating.
But the stream runs just to the right and we walked through some brush for Kelley to have a swim.
We then drove the short distance to the bypass trail and began from there. Our route is indicated on the map above.
and a bunchberry in bloom
We took the spur trail to the beaver dam
and from the dam
We completed the loop and when we got to the closed section we checked it out. It was fine at first but we soon encountered more floating bog bridges and turned back.
A very pleasant hike-comfortable temps, lots of water for Kelley, and dramatic clouds. 2 hours