Sunday, July 6, 2014
Holly State Recreation Area
We have moved now to Michigan. Most fortunately we are now enjoying cooler temperatures, for awhile we feared that most of our summer would be spent in sweltering heat and humidity. There is no reason to avoid a hike in the woods, or so I thought until we were greeted by numerous flying little critters when we started out on the trail at Holly. The park is southeast of the the Birch Run/Saginaw area and this area located in lower of Michigan has had a fairly wet summer so far. Add to that the fact that Holly is the site of many lakes - you have perfect conditions for a plague of mosquitoes! Fortunately once our trail took us from the wetlands up through rolling woodlands and prairies the insects became less of an irritant.