Upper Michigan ADV Riders

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Yooper_Bob, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. KTM Mike

    KTM Mike Long timer

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    Bikes!
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  2. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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    The solution!

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  3. dsmonstar

    dsmonstar Been here awhile

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    Can I camp here? I can't find any info saying I can not... Screenshot_2019-05-21-20-27-14.png
  4. MotoChron

    MotoChron Got Dirt?!

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    People camp out there. Last fall there was an FJ with a rooftop tent set up when I rode out to the point.
  5. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    High Rock Bay - popular camping location. Regular stop on some UP CannonTreks.
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  6. dsmonstar

    dsmonstar Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys, I'm starying to plan my overnight stops and trying to remain semi remote. July 7th to 10th if anyone else is going to be in the area.
  7. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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    So....the weather is finally starting to warm up a bit....I almost have the KTM back together after a rear bearing failure.....and the forecast for the coming weekend looks pretty good.

    Anyone up for a ride this coming weekend?

    We can do a slower paced, shorter ride or a longer moderate paced ride, depending on what people are interested in. I have fun doing either.

    I have some tracks we can follow, or if someone has a really cool loop they want so show off, we can do that.

    Please remember...this is a "join at your own risk" ride. :muutt
  8. MotoChron

    MotoChron Got Dirt?!

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    What day are you thinking? Saturday? I wanted to go camping this weekend. Might be able to drive up to Marquette Friday after work, and meet whomever Saturday morning and go riding. I assume your riding the 640?
  9. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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    Saturday works best for me.

    We can do big bikes, or small bikes depending on interest.
  10. DaveJ_U.P.Rider

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    I would like to meet up with you guys and ride, Saturday AM should work good for me as well. I will be on my BMW 650 Dakar, so pretty much whatever you want to do... Just no single track.
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  11. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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    Sounds good!

    Yeah....I'm too old, fat, and slow to tackle any single track.

    Forecast is still holding out....let's keep our fingers crossed.

    I finished replacing all of the bearings on the KTM last night. One of the rear bearings failed on me about a month ago. Left me stranded over south of Munising. I figured I had better replace them all. The front bearings still looked and felt like new. Replaced them anyway. Now I have a couple of "used" spares for an emergency.

    Took it for a short ride last night, and all seems to be good. Should be all set for the next 23K miles!
  12. 1TRAK

    1TRAK EXPLORER Supporter

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    A few of us are running the east and west loops of the UPAT the second week of June.
    Do you folks have any must see hikes with a view or waterfalls along the way?

    How bad are the black flies/mosquitos so far?
    Thanks for the info!
  13. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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  14. DaveJ_U.P.Rider

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    Okay just keep me in the loop, meeting location, time, & route.
    Thanks, Dave
  15. Yooper_Bob

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    Black flies are just getting started. Late this year, due to the cold. They will probably be ramping down and the mosquitoes ramping up about the time of your trip.

    We have had a ton of rain, so be prepared for plenty of water on the trails.

    Hiking? What's that? You mean like WALKING in the woods?!?!?!? :loco

    :lol3

    The hike up Sugarloaf just north of Marquette is always a good one. It can be done in under an hour, and the views from the top are pretty good. There is also Thomas Rock on Co Rd 510 just south of Big Bay. A short 3-5 minute walk to the overlook.

    The hike out to Chapel Beach along the Pictured Rocks shoreline is really nice, but it is 6+ miles round trip.
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  16. 1TRAK

    1TRAK EXPLORER Supporter

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    Thanks for the info Sir, that's a great resource!
    Looking forward to seeing some of those in Keweenaw county.
    I couldn't get the gps file to download though.

    Mosquitos we can deal with ... those black flies are scary up your way!
    MMM ... water lol.
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    Sugarloaf and Thomas Rock are on the list, as well as Silver Mt north of Sturgeon Gorge.
    Old habits die hard ... even at 63 lol.

    Thanks much for the info Bob!
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  17. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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  18. 1TRAK

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  19. DaveJ_U.P.Rider

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    Canyon Falls road side park just before Alberta if you are going toward Houghton, should be good with all of the run off.
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  20. Yooper_Bob

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    @DaveJ_U.P.Rider and @MotoChron how long of a ride do you guys want to do tomorrow?

    I have a 120ish mile loop that runs up towards Silver Lake basin, or a 200+ mile loop that runs up to L'Anse and back. Or, if either of you have a route you would like to propose, I am up for that as well.

    Should we plan on meeting up at the Huron Mountain Bakery around 9:30 am?