A group of people, obviously including me, have spent a couple of days at the Birch Grove one-room schoolhouse located near White Cloud, Michigan. We spend our days out on the North Country Trail doing a variety of day hikes. Our evenings are spent at the schoolhouse eating wonderful, plentiful food; enjoying time around a campfire; sometimes playing games; and, generally having a grand old time. This year, our 17th annual Great Lakes Hikes Gathering, was a little smaller than some but we still had a very good time.You can learn more about the Gathering by joining our email group over on Yahoo. We also have a FAcebook page.