After a visit to Houghton last week, Jessie Vital Files (Michigan Tech graduate in forestry) and her husband, Michael Files, headed back to southern Michigan with a stop at the Mackinac Bridge and joined thousands of energetic walkers for the annual Mackinac Bridge Walk. "Ready to do it (5 miles to go) non stop," she writes about this photo. (Photos © and courtesy Jessie Vital Files unless otherwise indicated.)
The large crowd sets out across the Straits of Mackinac on the five-mile bridge, which connects the Upper Peninsula, near St. Ignace, with the Lower Peninsula at Mackinaw City, Mich.
Traffic guards help keep the walkers on one side of the bridge, while the flow of traffic continues.
A great view of the majestic bridge ...
The large crowd gathers at the Finish Line!
Alexandra Thebert, left, Save the Wild U.P. executive director, sent this photo, commenting, "We made it! It was about 50 degrees but didn't rain and no one lost their hat to the wind!" Also pictured with her are Jennifer Finstrom, Louise Anderson, and Paul Finstrom. (Photo © and courtesy Alexandra Thebert)
Click here for more information about the Mackinac Bridge Walk -- in case you plan to do it next year!