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    SHT Temperance River SP - Lake County Rd. 6

    I returned home on Sat. form a trip to the SHT with Fronkey and a couple of his buddies from FL. We started at Temperance River State Park on Tuesday the 12th and ended Sat. 17th at Lake County Rd. 6 (Section 13).

    Temps ranged from 75-25 degrees so, it was quite a swing from mid-day to night. We hiked about 46 miles beginning to end.

    All in all it was a great trip but, had 2 noobs to "train" while hiking which makes more work for us!

    I won't go into great detail but, here are a few pics from the trip. Fronkey has a few vids of the trip as well so, be sure to check them out as well.

    Temperance River State Park Gorge
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    Morning #1 via hammock view
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    Caribou river night 2. Stacked up to block the swirling wind
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    One of many overlooks
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    Mighty Mouse decided to raid our food while we stood a foot away. We let him live to raid another day...
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    Southern end of Egge lake
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    Glacier Erratic! Pretty sweet!
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    Fronkey and I atop Section 13 cliffs
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    Final morning on Section 13
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    Fronkey and I at the end of our 46 mile rally!
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    Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!

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    My 8 year old son and I did the Finland Rec Center to Sonju Lake (and back) about a month ago. Egge Lake was Loon central the night we camped there.

    Beautiful area. We're so lucky to have it so close to home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AScott View Post
    My 8 year old son and I did the Finland Rec Center to Sonju Lake (and back) about a month ago. Egge Lake was Loon central the night we camped there.

    Beautiful area. We're so lucky to have it so close to home.
    That is my new favorite section! Egge lake is amazing. I am going to stay at the South Egge site next time.
    Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!

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    Great Pictures!

    I like your little furry friend. They sure can be bold when food is involved.

    I have never seen the Temperance river gorge so calm, or low. What time of day did you take that picture?

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    Whoooo Buddy ....that is a wonderful stretch you hiked. I love the walk from Horseshoe Ridge to Manitou.
    Glad ya'll had a blast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Tango View Post
    Great Pictures!

    I like your little furry friend. They sure can be bold when food is involved.

    I have never seen the Temperance river gorge so calm, or low. What time of day did you take that picture?

    2T
    I was very surprised to see how persistent he was...must get fed well
    It was taken at about 1pm on 9/12...The trail was very dry and almost every small stream was just a pile of rock.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Whoooo Buddy ....that is a wonderful stretch you hiked. I love the walk from Horseshoe Ridge to Manitou.
    Glad ya'll had a blast.
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    It certainly was, it has become my new favorite! The trip down to Manitou river and back up again will definitely get the heart pumping! Thanks
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    Man, that is one good looking hiking partner you went with. It sure was a fun trip and we did move that glacial erratic... 1 inch.

    Fronkey

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcsandSparks View Post
    That is my new favorite section! Egge lake is amazing. I am going to stay at the South Egge site next time.
    That's where we camped. I think North Egge would be better for hanging, but it's not as close to the water and the view is not nearly as nice. Keep in mind, we're hanging 2 under 1 tarp, so that's the way I look at sites. That pair of big trees with multiple trunks on one of the pads at North Egge looked perfect for our situation. South Egge was a little trickier, but we got it done.

    'Tis a beauty of a hike, though I'm not sure how old the "Old Trapper's Cabin" really is. It didn't look all that old to me, just really broken.
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    Wife and I stopped in during one of our early rv trips. Parked at Temperance River SP. Came out of Ely, Mn at 95 degrees f hit the coast and temps dropped 20 degrees. One of my favorites was The Devil's Kettle, amazing bit of geology. Spent about 7 days, needed about 7 months.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    Man, that is one good looking hiking partner you went with. It sure was a fun trip and we did move that glacial erratic... 1 inch.

    Fronkey
    Ha!! I had a blast and I felt it move too!
    Quote Originally Posted by AScott View Post
    That's where we camped. I think North Egge would be better for hanging, but it's not as close to the water and the view is not nearly as nice. Keep in mind, we're hanging 2 under 1 tarp, so that's the way I look at sites. That pair of big trees with multiple trunks on one of the pads at North Egge looked perfect for our situation. South Egge was a little trickier, but we got it done.

    'Tis a beauty of a hike, though I'm not sure how old the "Old Trapper's Cabin" really is. It didn't look all that old to me, just really broken.
    I agree...North would be better for hanging but, the view was so much better at South Egge..I will make it work next time I'm there
    I agree! I told Fronkey that the windows looked a little modern for an old trapper's cabin. I guess I had something different envisioned in my head!
    Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!

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