Upper Peninsula Adventure Trail (UPAT - 1250 miles)
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10-13-2010, 05:51 PM
Having a Nice Time
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: SE Wisconsin
On to Paradise Toward Whitefish Point
Ran into a lot of bear hunters during this trip. Bears are sometimes hunted over bait piles and they are sometimes pursued with dogs. We traveled a few sand roads that had been dragged (brush, tree, log) to erase tracks. Later the hunter travels the road looking for a new bear track. When he cuts a track he puts the dogs on the trail. The dogs run after the bear (sometimes these are small beagles doing the chasing) until the bear instinctively climbs a tree. The hunters can radio direction find their dogs. Sometimes a hunter can listen for them as well. Even with all this effort, overall the bears do pretty well avoiding being harvested. They will run down streams or swim to avoid leaving a scented trail.
Paradise was founded in 1925 as a resort community. The book
A Cold Day in Paradise
is a story about a retired Detroit cop moving here and getting into the detective business of sorts.
This is a burger and fries place. During the fishing season you may want to stop at Brown's Fish House on the west side of town. It is a restaurant and a fish market. It is only open when commercial fisherman Buddy Brown has fish. Worth the stop.
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