Upper Peninsula Adventure Trail (UPAT - 1250 miles)
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10-19-2010, 06:37 PM
Having a Nice Time
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: SE Wisconsin
Whitefish Point to Grand Marais - Part II
Some ORV trail. There are big bike go-arounds for these segments.
Ran into this group making an annual trip to ride trails. Some were very interested in the dual sport route I was documenting as some of them (like many) are transitioning from trails to DS.
Back onto some roads.
This road gets quite sporty and twisty. A favorite to ride with the DRZ.
This once 50' deep harbor has been neglected since WWII and is filling in. It is now about 25' deep.
These jetties were put in back in the logging days in 1896. They were maintained until WWII.
This old Coast Guard building was where the last radio transmission from the Edmund Fitzgerald was received before she sank. Whitefish Point was down because of no power as a result of the storm.
Once logging was done in this area, the railroad pulled up the tracks and the town shrank from 4,000 to 300 in just a few months. Buildings are from about 1860 to 1910 for the most part. Lake Superior Brewing Company.
If someone wants to know about tires, I can't really say. I rode these worn knobbies and was fine. More traction = more sporty in some spots.
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