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    Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

    Headed up to Split Rock Lighthouse State Park for an overnighter. I hopped in the car and got off to a late start with no real plan. I stopped at a couple trail heads on the Superior Hiking Trail from Two Harbors up to Split Rock but the trail head lots were full of cars. Since it was already afternoon I didn't figure I'd have a good chance of finding an open campsite on the trail so I stopped in at Split Rock and they actually had one backpack campsite open so opted to grab that. The weather was great. Got a few sprinkles in the evening but no serious rain until after I got back to my car. I timed my exit just right. The snow appears to be all gone up there but I'm sure there is lots of mud on the SHT. Should be good conditions in a few weeks when I head up for a few nights over Memorial Day weekend.


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    Nice overnight in a good park! Thanks for sharing, Pizza!
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    Man, beautiful camp site. That's just awesome that you make it up there so much. Glad you had a great trip dude.

    Fronkey

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    Mmmm.... camping. Looking forward to getting up there in June
    When it seems like the night will last forever
    And there's nothing left to do but count the years
    When the strings of my heart start to sever
    And stones fall from my eyes instead of tears
    I will walk alone by the black muddy river
    And dream me a dream of my own
    -Jerry

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    I love the North Shore area. I keep telling my wife I would like to thru the SHT in the fall sometime.
    Thanks for posting.
    Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

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    Best campsites in MN

    The Split Rock backpack sites IMHO are the best camping in the state. Where else do you get solitude and a site right on Superior?

    Brings back fond memories

    --Kurt

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    Sweet.

    Am I the only one who thinks that you probably had the best night's sleep of anyone who's used that tent pad?

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    I loved the scene of you getting water at the end. I have never camped there but now I will!
    Always good to be up on our treasured North Shore....we sure are lucky to have it only 3+ hours away!
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    ^ And I consider myself even lucker that I have it less than 45min away.


    Always cool to see the other end of the ol' girl.

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    Great Trip Report Pizza. I love a hanging spot with a view.
    Have you ever tried any fishing from that area?

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