With a rather warm forecast for Houghton, we thought we'd head northeast to camp, ride and hike some Copper Harbor trails where it would be cooler!
|Sam, who we met here this spring, came up to ride with us!|
|Sam has trail mutts, where are they?|
|We headed around the ponds to the Garden Brook trail.|
Dearest got a good photo here!
|They let me swim every time we go past the ponds.|
|These thimble berries will be ripe soon!|
|We're not going left here, it's the bottom of a double black diamond trail!|
|Sam just moved here from the|
Twin Cities (MN) to ride & ski.
|We cross highway 41.|
|Up the board walk we go.|
|It's pretty long, but not the longest here.|
|At the bottom of the Flying Squirrel trail|
I made a new friend, Greg, who's from Marquette MI.
|Then my pal Garrison and his friends came down! I love him!|
|Greg said he wanted to see more trails so he tagged along with us.|
|Bruce (standing 2nd from the left)|
came from the Twin Cities just to ride with us.
He's a skier too...you know I love skiers!
|We went up Bull Winkle and now we're coming down|
|We also took went down Cliffs and Bridges trail|
but no photos were taken there.
This is the start of the Stairway-To-Heaven board walk.
|Sandy got some nice photos here!|
|Greg had to meet friends so we said by-by to him|
but then after a break,
we decided to go back up Garden Brook again.
|Bruce has seen my ski photos before. I love skiers and snow!|
|We took Woopidy Woo and went clockwise.|
|The top of the Flying Squirrel trail.|
|Now we're at the Brickside Brewery.|
We always stop here because it's trail mutt approved!
|Amanda was working!|
She has a blog about life in Copper Harbor.
I love her!
|There were LOTS of friendly people here today,|
plus other mutts.
|And kids! You know I love kids.|
|Back at Fort Wilkins we set up camp.|
|I love camping here. I see chipmunks!|
|This friendly one I just met at the Brickside.|
Apparently he doesn't know I love ice cream.
|I love camping.|
|Hummmmm, the next morning I smelled bacon.|
|My paws got abraded yesterday so my pack thought|
I should take the day off.
|On the way up the Garden Brook trail.|
|Seen on the road along Brockway Mountain Drive|
|On the way down the Flow.|
|At the Flow's bottom along highway 26.|
Mark and Kathy came up to hike with us to the Horseshoe Harbor preserve.
This is just east of CH.
This is just east of CH.
|Here we turn off the road and down a foot path.|
|They read the sign. Me and Bella can't read.|
|Of course, trail mutts don't need no stinkin' signs.|
|I swim out to a rock|
|Seen here are large outcrops of|
Cooper Harbor conglomerate rock.
|This unusual rock is seen at many locations in the Keweenaw.|
|Mark spies lake boats!|
|These are up-bound and heading to Duluth|
or another north shore harbor.
|We headed back early since the lake flies where biting today.|
|I got in my last swim.|
|We stopped for snacks on the way out,|
once we were away from the flies.
|This is way steeper than the photo makes it appear.|
Mark said we should see the Overflow Trail, so we started at the bottom on highway 26 and hiked up just part of it. Here is a video of some fellows coming down the whole trail. This is a black diamond jump trail.
|Mark says, "I could jump my bike off that itty bitty ramp!"|
|These berms are built for speed.|
|Arly says he'd ride these if Sandy would let him get the|
right bike... ha, ha!