It has been a while since my last post. However, as promised, some photos from the ride. Better late than ever!
Three brothers at 6"5' + feet tall packed into a Subaru for 7 hours with one bike and camping gear!
Copper Harbor from Brockway Mountain Drive.
Sunday morning 9am after a night of heavy rain. Outside Fort Wilkins State Park, mile 0.
Fort Wilkins State Park
Heading north, really to the end of US41 where the dirt starts!
The end of US41, the start of the adventure.
Climbing high to the end of the peninsula.
One of many little bridges.
A little swamp at the tip of the peninsula.
The steel stead after 40 miles of riding.
North of Calumet. Looks like Yooper gangland!
ORV trail from Calumet to Houghton/Hancock.
Portage Lake Lift Bridge. Halfway to Baraga.
Abandon rail bridge over Pike River south of Chassell.
All dirt trails lead to Baraga.
Camp set up in Baraga State Park.
Starting to climb into the Huron Mountain range.
Nice rivers in the mountains.
The summit of Mt. Arvon.
At the top with the RV.
Geological survey marker.
Looking to the south at Mt. Cottonwood atop Mt. Arvon.
Later in the day, the swamp section. 1.5 mile hike with bike.
CR 580 to the south into Marquette. This road is not downhill to Marquette!
The only "Cyclist" I came across on the ride. Dillon on his way to Marquette. We are 25 miles north.
East of Marquette hitting the flat ORV trail. Rocky and sandy at times.
National Forest Service dirt road south of Autrain.
Cranse east of Munising.
Sandy rail trail heading up to Adams Truck Trail.
ORV trail to Adams Truck Trail.
Adams Truck Trail.
Scrub forest. Kingston Plains.
Broken computer sensor repair outside Grand Marias.
Coming into Grand Marias having to take the pave. Not a happy moment.
Morning look at Lake Superior at Muskallonge Lake State Park.
Logged land 40 miles west of Paradise.
Two Hearted River.
Dirt roading to Paradise.
The sign says it all! Feeling better and looking for food. Here I come, Little Falls Inn.
Mouth of the Tahquamenon River.
Looking south on 123 to the Hiawatha Forest.
Time trialing along the grade!
National Forest Service Roading! Halfway between Paradise and St. Ignace.
Mackinac Bridge crossing. Love it. Good bye U.P.
Back in lower Michigan.
Last day in the saddle. The North Central Rail Trail to Gaylord.
One of two tunnels on the rail trail to Gaylord.
The dirt road maze south a Gaylord. 66 miles to home.
Looked at this for 5 days.
Kolka Creek Road before the turn at Cameron Bridge Road.
Island Lake Road, we are in Iceman Country!
Glad to be home!
Minutes after the ride is complete. The Five Day Steel Steed!
This was a great trip!