Ya! They finally got me out for a fall adventure. We'd not done all of the Lake Superior shore line trails in the Porkies State Park and now we'll do it all plus more in 4 nights and 5 days.
This post shows Friday and Saturday's adventures.
|While the 2-leggeds wonder why they hadn't got the|
snowtires on yet. I'll stand here and make sure I go.
|Snow only can add to my adventure! I love snow.|
|Halloween blew in with a vengenance.|
|After the sketchy drive to leave the car at Lake Of The Clouds|
parking area, we made the sketchier drive over South Boundary Road.
Summit Peak boasted at least 6 inches!
|Finally, we're off! Speaker's trail is a much lower|
(so less snowy) area of the Porkies.
|Ya Mark, here's my head, now you just need to rub it.|
|Jacobson's cabin. We didn't camp there.|
|Down another gully we go.|
|Hey! I see the cabin.|
|Speaker's cabin...very cozy. We'd not stayed here before.|
|Next we set out for a day-hike to the Presque Isle River.|
|And we crossed some BIG ravines!|
|I spied an old North Country Trail blaze here.|
And vermin, of course.
|Mark wonders what this blaze means.|
Maybe your luck has run out?
|We finally reached the Presque Isle River.|
|Arly and Sandy hadn't been here in 15 years.|
|We crossed the Presque Isle using|
the South Boundary Road bridge.
|Lot's of pretty falls here!|
|Mark and Arly do a bridge inspection.|
|Time to head back to our little cabin.|
|Lots of layered sand stone here. Maybe some shale as well.|
|Imagine that....a blue-blazed rock on the NCT.|
|Squirrel hunting adventures never quit in the Porkies.|
|Next I hunt white mushrooms.|
|Back to our home for the evening.|
|I love the Lake...especially after it calms down a bit!|
|We inspected the weather-beaten shore line.|
|We love our cozy quarters!|
|Mark figured out how to make these lame saws cut good.|
More on that later.
|The cabin is nice and all, but the action is all outside.|
|Saturday morning, we say our good-byes to Speakers cabin.|
|East we go!|
|Mark thinks this is silly!|
|I spied another interesting fungus.|
|Sure, I'll try your lame fruit snack. I'd rather have some vermin.|
|I guided Mark across the creek.|
Don't know why he doesn't just run across like me!
|Mark takes the high log here.|
|Sandy checked out the unoccupied Little Carp cabin.|
|We stopped for lunch here.|
|...and log crossings today.|
|Finally! We made it to the Big Carp River.|
|We stayed at Big Carp 4 bunk, like we did last year.|
|We paid a visit to the friendly occupants of Big Carp 6.|
|We headed up the river to see Shining Cloud Falls.|
|Many pretty views along the way.|
|A little girl lost her mitt!|
|We stop to see the falls.|
|See the conglomerate rock?|
|Back at camp, I got to meet the friendly campers|
at the Lake Superior cabin!
|This cabin is more spacious than Speakers.|
|We went out to see the sun set.|
|Ya, it was pretty!|
|Everyone was out to see the sunset.|
|Mark made us Jiffy Pop to celebrate our adventures!|
More to follow!