11 July 2015 Hiking the North Country Trail in Clarion
We had hoped to hike this section of the North Country Trail over the July 4th weekend. We arrived late in the afternoon and decided to pass on this for another day. Today was another day. The trail intersection was very near one of the trail shelters at the top of Gravel Lick Road. We hiked from there to the Clarion River before turning back.
We were happy to see mountain laurel still in bloom on the remote areas of the trail.
It was mushroom time in the woods. There were some interesting looking varieties in the damp shaded areas along the ridge.
This is a quiet stretch of trail. We were quite surprised to meet two other hikers along the far stretch.