Up North MI
OK... Heres the deal. I may have converted my expedition partner from ground welling to hanging. He spent both nites hanging..... and what makes it sweet is it was his first time ever sleeping in a hammock. Temps at nite were around 30. The first nite the winds were gusting to over 40. I fully expected to get up in the AM and see him in his tent. But alas... he stuck it out. He slept in his clothes and in a 10 degree bag along with an incubator under him.
I didnt get any hammock time on this trip. This was my break in trip for my RTT.
We first hit the north side of Drummond Island. Camp was at a place called the "Fossil Formations." Very intersting rocky, fossil covered beach. The majority of the island is limestone, and sections of the road look like that are made from concrete. After that we decided to scoot off the island and head up towards the Soo locks. Actually got to catch a freighter going through the locks....
From there we headed towards White Fish Point, and then forest service roads and traile towards Vermillion to see the life saving station. These roads were mostly sugar sand and 4lo is a must to get along the shorline.
Heading inland a bit shows massive clear cutting that appears to have taken place about 3 years ago, based on the growth on the young trees.
To round off the trip we swung by Tahq. Falls. Ill get those pics up later.
All in all the trip went well.. Nothing broke, never got stuck and I may have converted a ground dweller...
Very cool Opie ... Love it up there ... Going to TQ falls with the family this summer. Hey, what is your RTT?
RTT = Roof Top Tent. The kids arent keen on hammocks yet so when I take them out in the wilderness, they prefer to be in a tent. The RTT allows me to have a 3" foam mattress and blankets... Its basically just like sleeping in a bed, and its not on the ground. 1 fleece blanket, 1 alternative down comforter and 1 british surplus wool blanket had me nice and toasty in the tent. I was wearing long johns and a long sleeve t-shirt.
Up North is so cool. You can go 50 miles in any directions and have different scenery. Its just like the weather....
Heres my nav computer...
Because you dont want to get caught with a vehicle on an ORV trail. And there is really no way to tell the difference sometimes.
Yes, your right .. It does change the weather here in Michigan.... I know what you mean about the ORV trails, I've been stuck in some of those in the past with out having a 4X4. In the 90's when I had a car I got stuck in a couple up north just messing around. Since then I have always owned a 4X4. Only good until the trail narrows though. :lol: ... nice RTT and Computer! ... :D
That is very cool. Glad you got out and outta the shop ....... I know that you spliced something on the trip!
The tarp looks very much like mine. Do you get much crap about yours...I get all sorta jokes.
Nice looking trip, Opie. Glad you got to go out. Yes, we all missed you in Indiana. Really nice pics, too. Congrats. I like the RTT.
Missed you in Indiana, Opie, but I'm glad you had a good time.
Cool RTT! At least you weren't on the ground.... :lol: :lol: :lol: