Originally Posted by fin
Heck, it's no secret that there is a great place to hang at Split Rock.
There used to be several cool walk off trails to the Lake Bluffs and beaches between Reservation road and Grand Portage that would be awesome stealth sites, but it has been a long time since I've been that far up 61. It could be all private by now.
Another place I haven't been to in a very long time, Horseshoe Bay north of Hovland. You used to be able to spend the night on the beach (this was before I hammocked.) I don't know what the current rules or access is there.
So no current intel, except stay at Split Rock if you can. I think pizza posted some pics
from a stay there.
Oh, and I see by your profile that you have the CCS tarp as well. Awesome tarp, isn't it?
I will check out split rock.
Yes the tarp is great for being about to set it up in almost any configuration for shelter during nasty weather. The only problem with this one is that it is huge for the hammock.
I headed out on the motorcycle today to go to Midwest mountaineering to look at smaller ones, but did not plan well and got cold and wet and had to turn around just south of the MN line. I learned a good lesson today.
Thanks, I will check out these sites when I get some time.
Originally Posted by beep
Second on the SHT, although the SHT isn't actually "on" the Lake Superior shore (except for a mile or so). The trail generally parallels the Lake Superior shoreline along the ridgeline inland. Any camping on the SHT or the state parks will be woodland camping, though almost always near water (pond/lake/river/stream).
I've heard really good things about Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore near Munising in the Michigan Upper Peninsula (just west of Sault Ste. Marie). There are road-accessible campgrounds quite near Lake Superior.
Great tip, I doubt I will get much hiking in, but woodland camping on the water is just the ticket.
Originally Posted by MrGreen
One more vote for the SHT. Even if you're not doing much hiking there are some fantastic state parks along 61 that will give you some great hanging opportunities. Once you get into Canada you must make a stop at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. In Michigan I vote for Picture Rock and the Porkies. Sounds like one fun vacation ! Please let us know how the trip goes and take lots of pictures.
I will post pics and my story once I get back.