Tip of the Keweenaw, U.P. of Michigan

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  1. nordwulf

    nordwulf Been here awhile

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    The Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan is the little finger that extends all the way into Lake Superior. US-41 ends a few miles east of Copper Harbor where the road turns into gravel, sand and rocks. And that’s where the fun starts when you enjoy remote and end-of-the-road type places. I always looked at this place on maps and just had to find out more and explore these logging roads and other dirt tracks.

    Report and pictures can be found here: https://nordwulf.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/tip-keweenaw-rocket-range-michigan/
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  2. nordwulf

    nordwulf Been here awhile

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  3. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Thanks for the report! I think I'm going to ride out there soon.
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  4. jzee

    jzee John Z

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    The U.P. is a amazing place. Lots of exploring opportunities. That place is amazing any time of the year. Great Adventure.
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  5. SauS TaR-TaR

    SauS TaR-TaR Go BaBy Go...

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  6. waltwhitman

    waltwhitman Been here awhile

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    beautiful pic
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  7. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    There's some great riding in the U.P. I've only been there once..

    Moved to Day Trippin'
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  8. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    We made it out to the same spot a week and a half ago. There had been a lot of rain, so the ride out to the tip was through a lot of water.


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  9. UncleHowie

    UncleHowie Dances with Buffalo

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    If a feller is going to ride this area, I've got a couple of stops for ya:

    http://www.societystjohn.com/store/ If ya need to pick up something for the Missus... nice fruit preserves (and baked goods for you!).

    http://www.thegaybar.com/ It might not be what you expect, but they do sell a lot of t-shirts!

    Happy travels!
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  10. Doctor Zed

    Doctor Zed Resident

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    Looks cool. Definitely an option for people going to CADVR.
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  11. CamoGreg

    CamoGreg Can you see me?

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    I miss the U.P.

    Thanks for the pics:thumb
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  12. koifarm

    koifarm Twas ever thus!

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    Wonderful place to explore! I spent a summer up there and enjoyed it tremendously....only problem I had was bears in the campgrounds at night....spotted one, moved into the van to sleep.....ahem....
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  13. dr. jones

    dr. jones Been here awhile

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    thanks wulf for a nice report. i grew up around there - so many roads to play on and each an adventure. good times and your pics brought back some fond memories. i really need to get back there on the gs.

    if any of you live in the wisconsin, minnesota, or even illinois area, the UP is a great fairly short excursion with a lot of fun roads and people. i'm always surprised that so many don't know about this gem.
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  14. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Sweet ride, Dig the wee in orange. I believe that's the fast color? :thumb
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  15. Elder_Rogue

    Elder_Rogue Loser Gone Wild

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    Cool Report, got to love those orange Wee's.:D
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  16. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    Sweet RR!
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  17. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for sharing with us. I almost feel guilty not exploring more of the state that I live. I need to get up there next year and ride some of those dirt roads. :clap
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  18. OldSilverFox

    OldSilverFox Let's Go!

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    Nice RR. Hope to get to the UP next summer and your report and pics add some more ideas for exploring. Thanks.
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    The motorcycle very beautiful!
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