Wednesday, September 28, 2016

North shore camp-n-hike adventures III

This is the last of three installments while on the north shore. 
Next we'll head further north and up to Ely!

Looks like we'll be heading out again!

We started at the Britton Peak Trailhead again.
This is also one of the parking areas for the Sugarbush ski trails.

Oh this is a good view.

What does this mean??  I can't read.

Britton Peak is right by the trail head.
We headed north from here.

Ski trial crossing. We crossed several times.

Superior Cycling Association has built
 some mountain bike trails here.

Springdale Creek was flowing well,
with all the recent rain.

Hey! Another friendly thru-hiker.

We stopped for lunch on this overlook.

Coulda camped here at Leveaux Creek!
Maybe we should stay.

We met friendly day-hikers too.

This squirrel was hoping I'd exit the area.

OK, we'll go this way.

Even this gramma and grampa were back packing.

We made it to the Onion River!
We decided to keep going up to see Oberg Mountain.

Hmmm, were the monks here?

No one ever rubs my neck good like this.

We saw all the views from atop Oberg Mountain.

Over the Big Lake.

Then looking over the valley to the west.

Oberg Lake, down below.

This has been a great hike!

We stopped for tea at the Onion River camp,
and got to meet these fellas from Dubuque.

OK, time to head back.

This is a log they felled and cut
the top off to make a swamp crossing.

We checked out trail up to
the top of Leveaux Mountain, too.

This trail and the one up and around Oberg
 are very old Forest Service hiking trails.

More nice views. Not quite fall color time.

We didn't see any moose near the Leveaux beaver pond.

MMM! Pork chops, roasted over the fire.

On Wednesday, we headed out for one more
hike on the SHT. This is Rollins Creek.

From here, we took the spur trail to the ski hill.

Up we go.

Another friendly back packer.

A little rain squall came through.
I didn't mind too much.

Heading back down the long climb off of Moose Mountain.

This poor mentally ill fella has lots of
experience with back packing...
hard to tell by his pack.
He seemed to be having a nice time anyway.

Back to the Onion River trailhead,
 also one of the ski trail heads.
Then we packed up and headed to Ely!
We're having such a nice vacation.

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