Close-up of the sharp rocks nearer the south boat launch
On Sunday, September 29, we explored the shoreline of Hemlock Lake. Starting from the North boat launch, the climbers spent three hours walking to the South boat launch. We enjoyed seeing the high cliffs that come right down to the water edge and the many small pieces of shale that have been lined up vertically by the constant wave action.
Hemlock continues to be a popular place to walk, hike, bike and boat. We met several other hikers and saw evidence of earlier walkers along the shoreline.
After two and a half hours, the stones and rocks became pretty exhausting. By then we had reached the southern trail and easily finished the last mile on a softer path.
Boaters were still enjoying the lake with plenty of room for everyone.
The naturalists walked south on the shore line and the went into the woods to return along the trail. They were still able to find some edible mushrooms for morning omelets.