eastern UP and Algoma district

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  1. luftkoph

    luftkoph Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    The bridges of Mackinac county

    Another spectacular sunny day, temp. in the 70's, no work today might as well go for a little 150 mile spin around the neighborhood.

    This is the Cut River bridge, on U.S. 2, near Epoufette A.K.A. the million dollar bridge over a ten cent creek. There is a pull of at both ends of the bridge, I like the east side best. The bridge is 641 feet long and 147 feet above the Cut River, nice stone work, they just re tucked it a couple years ago


    DSCN0318.JPG DSCN0321.JPG Of course who else would live beneath a bridge DSCN0322.JPG DSCN0324.JPG
    168 steps down to the river and lake Michigan, yes I counted them
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    I'm not sure how this is considered a river, but there it is the mighty Cut River DSCN0326.JPG DSCN0328.JPG DSCN0334.JPG DSCN0340.JPG and here it pours itself out into lake Michigan, and maybe in a hundred years this water will make it to the Atlantic
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    There are trails to the parking area if you prefer instead of the stairs DSCN0335.JPG DSCN0347.JPG From on top of the bridge deck DSCN0352.JPG DSCN0354.JPG monarch butterflies headed south, thousands of them out today.
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    100_0935.jpg 100_0925.jpg Here's that other bridge, a few years ago I was riding thru St. Ignace and I saw a sign AIRPLANE RIDES and it was late summer picture perfect day $75 to ride around in some old smoke belching biplane, I had been in other small planes but this was a different experience, the smell of the engine and the rush of the wind, best view I've ever had of the bridge. 100_0948.jpg 100_0938.jpg
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    Stopped in Moran at the gas station, under an apple tree for a roast beef and soda pop lunch. DSCN0356.JPG DSCN0359.JPG Down a little forest service road to the north country trail, folks leave messages and so forth here interesting to look thru DSCN0360.JPG
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    It's pretty wild that those little wings will carry them all the way to mexico
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    The weather was nice Thur. so before the cold front came thought I'd take a ride out west of Brimley towards Raco, then north towards the big lake.
    I have to ride 7 miles of pavement then it's all dirt. Big ass beaver lodge, they have about 200 foot of damn in a circle form, with the lodge in the middle, mighty industrious rodents. DSCN0009.JPG DSCN0013.JPG DSCN0049.JPG DSCN0016.JPG This was the only sign of anyone else out here today, maybe someone's poodle was off his leash.
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    Poodle my A@$ !!! Looks too big for a Coyote too. Wolf ?

    Looks like you got some colors going on in the trees, Doug.
    What is the status on the Fall colors ?
    Do you think they will be less vivid this year due to the summer drought ?
    What have the low temps been up there ?
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    I love these two tracks, there is thousands of miles of them wandering thru the woods, you can ride them fast,or ride'm slow, today was slow for me seldom over 25 mph I bet. Only. rode about 40 miles but it took me 4 hours, a lot of stopping and walking in the woods. DSCN0029.JPG P1020697.JPG So this is Mission hill, or Mission point, the lake in the foreground is Spectacle lake, in the background is Superior/ St Marys river and Canada, oh and happy thanksgiving day Canada. P1020694.JPG A man could sure find a worse place to be laid to rest. DSCN0018.JPG I get chill bumps in this place, but in a good way
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    Tough way to go. DSCN0019.JPG DSCN0020.JPG DSCN0023.JPG
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    That two track looks enticing. Looks hard packed enough for my big Boxer. Do they stay pretty firm in that area or turn to sand ?
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    The well to do. DSCN0024.JPG DSCN0026.JPG The common man. DSCN0027.JPG and the unknown, they all share this beautiful place
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    Hmm. ok if you say so DSCN0036.JPG DSCN0037.JPG DSCN0030.JPG Lunch time, what could be better than peanut butter and honey and nuts. DSCN0032.JPG Can't see the forest for the trees, the forest floor is where the action is, the trees are just cover.
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    Evidence of Quadtardius Juvinilias. they just have to look for things to tear up, and can not at all keep on the trails, DSCN0046.JPG DSCN0047.JPG DSCN0051.JPG Have to ride a few miles of the old rail road grade to minimize pavement travel. DSCN0054.JPG All washed up and put away, till next time, which might be next april, you just can't tell with the weather.
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    Boy the end of the nice weather is closing down soon, too soon, but it is and I need to change the oil in the Zrex before I put her inside for the duration of the frozen hell.

    Had to heat up the oil ya know so I went down towards Trout Lake then turn north to Strongs, Stopped here at Three Lakes, I've never seen anyone else here, it's a nice little picnic spot. IMG_20161019_151959006.jpg IMG_20161019_145612199_HDR.jpg IMG_20161019_145647150_HDR.jpg IMG_20161019_145814591.jpg I had only my phone with me, so sorry for the dull images
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    Salt Point Rd. north of Strongs heading towards lake Superior. IMG_20161019_152335067.jpg IMG_20161019_152340205_HDR.jpg IMG_20161019_163022694.jpg Back in the barn for oil change, most likely will put her in this weekend. I don't know if I'm going to do a bunch of modifications on her or continue to try and sell her next spring.

    I might put some nasty winter pictures on here in the upcoming months.
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    Awesome pics of your area. Thanks for posting!
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    Well today is the day to pull all the for sale adds and prep all of the machines around here for 7 months of hibernation, I like to drain the tank then fill it with a gallon of non ethel with 1 once of startron, and 1/2 once of Klotz, then take her for a short ride, and drain the float bowls. DSCN0076.JPG Sportsman on zrxoa makes these nice carb drain tools, so its easy to reach in and access all 4 drain screws, last winters layup I put hoses on the drain nipple and run them down in front of the swingarm, so its a no mess deal keeping the carburetors it good shape. DSCN0082.JPG Look I.P. Freely, and where does all this drained gasoline go? Right into ole rusty, the most valuable machine for me from Nov. to May DSCN0085.JPG

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