It may end up being a core of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois hangers due to the distance, but I hope some adventurous souls make the trek. It just sucks that it is so flat around here, the trails are all paved for bikes or too close to civilization or have no camping on the trail, and that there are no long remote trails close by. Yellow River sounded like a valid option, and it may be, but with my Dad's health, I kind of need to stay as close to their home this fall as possible, or as much as I can plan for. This is a good compromise for me, because I am very close if needed, and cell phone service should be available everywhere along this route. It gets spotty around Lutsen, but once you go over the hill cell phone service is non-existent.