Here is the last three days of our Porkers cabin-to-cabin adventure. Sorry we were slow at getting these posted but the 1st days can be seen by clicking here. This post is from Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
|The next morning we leave our beloved Big Carp cabin|
|Bye bye, Big Carp 6 folks.|
|Now we head east on trails we'd not seen before.|
|This section of the trail was so close to shore, wave rubble|
was thrown on it and difficult to walk on.
|Sandy relaxed in an adirondack chair found at a backcountry|
camp site. Perhaps it washed to shore?
|This section was a tad low. Water dogs don't mind.|
|Ya, lots of this here.|
|Tea time! Arly fired up the pop can stove.|
This is at a BC camp site found along the shore.
|I took a break from hunting to have some lame kibble.|
|We continue east.|
|We took a break at Lone Rock.|
|We spied some interesting mine debris.|
|Mark cristened me "the garbage scow".|
That's because I carried it!
|The 2-leggeds were glad for the board walks.|
|And bridges! This was a very wet trail.|
|Finally, our turn-off. Having now done all of the Lake Superior|
lake shore trail, we decided its not all that pretty and
not that good to walk on in general.
|We decided that the park used saw blades without|
a kerf but we could add some with a pliers
and then it would cut great.
|My neighbors Sam, Andy, and Strider showed up!|
|Lots of smart talk ensued.|
|We all checked out the shore.|
|It was a nice day on the big lake.|
|Strider likes to be a water dog, too.|
|Chef Andy cooks Sam's supper.|
|Me and Strider kept an eye out for vermin.|
|Mark's thinking of making a bow. Maybe he'll help me hunt?|
|The next morning, we head up the hill.|
|Even Sam carried a pack!|
|They call the end of the camelbak a nipple for a reason...|
|The trail mutts lead the way, as usual.|
|This ascending trail has many great views|
|So we stopped many times to take them in.|
|Another bridge inspection?|
|Back to the road, where the garbage scow was unloaded.|
|We checked out the Lake of the Clouds overlook.|
|We bade our neighbors good-bye.|
|More friendly Houghton area hikers! Mary, Judy, and Lori|
stopped to say hi.
|We strolled out on the Big Carp River trail for a bit.|
|Final swap of laundry for food and drink. Don't forget my kibble!|
|We hike down the hill to Lake of the Clouds as|
coyotes yipped in the distance.
|Another cozy Porkies cabin.|
|I helped Sandy get water to filter.|
|Mark says, let's go for a boat ride!|
|Sandy took the role of coxswain.|
|Bye-bye, LOC cabin.|
|Mark rowed us all the way to the trail bridge.|
|It's so pretty here. It was a scenic row.|
|Back at the cabin, Sandy reads the log book.|
|Hunting remained good.|
|Next morning, we say bye-bye to the cabin.|
|Packs were dropped here so we could investigate the south shore.|
|Bridge inspections ensued.|
|We hiked by several camp sites.|
|We found the spring that we read about in the cabin log.|
|We also checked out an old mine site.|
|Maybe one day we can backpack to this site!|
It's trail mutt approved.
|Almost back to the top.|
|Darn! Our 5 day, 4 night Porkies adventure has come to an end.|