North of Lake Superior

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Klay, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    That country up there, the geological formation known as the Canadian Shield, holds my attention like few other places in the world. Took an afternoon ride. Was miserable. Sometimes the best rides are those which are miserable in the moment, but in hindsight have a little whiff of adventure. I promised myself not to take any chances, and I didn't, but I'm pleased with my little camping trip.


    Driving up the north shore of Lake Superior, I spotted an interesting cloud formation sweeping ashore. It moved very swiftly and you really needed a video to appreciate it.


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    15 seconds and it was gone.


    I pulled in to the park at Cascade River and settled in.


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    Had a nice night camping and then went for a little run on the trails in the morning.


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    Snow in June.


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  2. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    After diddling around until afternoon waiting for it to warm up, I decided to try to go scout out a small loop of trails.

    It only got up to 47 degrees and was raining continuously.


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    Got turned around here:


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  3. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Hypothermic at this point because I delayed adding layers too long.


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  4. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    The next day dawned sunny and clear, but it was still only 48 degrees. Called it quits.


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    Amen.
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  5. Blue Mule

    Blue Mule Persistent Slacker

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  6. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Imbecile

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    Looks like it was a relaxing getaway, Klay, even if cold..

    John
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  7. kingbee

    kingbee Been here awhile

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    Looks great Klay. I like the north shore but don't get up there often enough. Never been there on 2 wheels.
    Woods look pretty soggy- same here in the U.P.
    Cheers,
    Dave
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  8. akula802

    akula802 Been here awhile

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    Great shots. Love it up there.
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  9. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    Awesome! Cant wait for my next trip back to the Mitten, as I will surely route that a way
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  10. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Sorry the scouting didn't work out. People are reporting it is still too wet for the two tracks. Looks like that cold and wet took the fun out of it. I added what you were able to get to the project file. Won't be long and there will be a nice collection of DS rides up there for people to download and enjoy. You do so well in highlighting what a nice area it is! :thumb
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  11. Honkey Cat

    Honkey Cat Tailights Fade!

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    Awesome pics, makes me want to ride there
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  12. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    You coulda kept going a couple more hours north, dumbass! Remember, I stock only quality beer! :freaky
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  13. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I'll be there in September! :lol3
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  14. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    It got up to 19.5C, I'm going out on the KLX! (Hijack off)
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  15. Xanthophyll

    Xanthophyll Dirt Roads of MN

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    Some great shots, the North Shore is one of my favorite places in the country. It's just too bad I have to drive north through the cities and face the hoards of terrible drivers just to get there....
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