Hiking with Charlie was enlightening and thrilling! His interpretation of the different ecosystems and geological forces that shaped the Keweenaw Peninsula made me understand and appreciate what I was experiencing much more so than if I was hiking alone. He identified interesting trees, shrubs and herbs explaining their interconnectedness. Hiking through the black spruce bog laced with bill berries was the highlight of the hike! Charlie pointed out the gradual transition of the white cedar swamp into the black spruce bog and identified bill berries I could eat. Charlie simply made the Keweenaw come alive!