I’d lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from 1975 until late 1999. During that time, I’d always wanted to hike Hogsback Mountain, located on County Road 550 when heading north to Big Bay, but I’d never gotten around to it. Well, finally, in September of 2011 the weather was perfect while I was visiting family (cool in the mornings), so I finally did it. This is where I met Louie, the awesome dog in one of the photos, who enjoyed being my temporary canine companion. The view was spectacular from the summit, and I’m looking forward to hiking there again sometime.