2014 Midwest USA Redux travel blog

South Range, WI - Northland Camping and RV - site 43

South Range, WI - Northland Camping and RV - site 43, another...

South Range, WI - Northland Camping and RV - site 43, and...

Ashland to South Range, WI 0 - our route - 58 miles

Ashland to South Range, WI 1 - RUT-ROH, first of these we...

Ashland to South Range, WI 2 - apparently this guy wasn't aware...

Ashland to South Range, WI 3 - and lots of this along...

Ashland to South Range, WI 4 - lots of fields full of...

Amnicon Falls SP and Pattison SP 0 - our route - 44...

Amnicon Falls SP and Pattison SP 1 - the Upper Falls on...

Amnicon Falls SP and Pattison SP 2 - a little closer

Amnicon Falls SP and Pattison SP 3 - the Upper Falls seen...

Amnicon Falls SP and Pattison SP 4 - the Lower Falls

Amnicon Falls SP and Pattison SP 5 - lookiong down river from...

Amnicon Falls SP and Pattison SP 6 - the Big Manitou Falls...

Amnicon Falls SP and Pattison SP 7 - a little closer, you...

Amnicon Falls SP and Pattison SP 8 - Little Manitou Falls

Amnicon Falls SP and Pattison SP 9 - Little Manitou Falls from...


Our trip from Ashland to South Range, Wi was a short 58 miles, though it seemed a little longer with the terrible roads involved. It was the usual asphalt over concrete with very uneven joints that just drives you crazy in one of these things. There wasn't a whole lot to take pictures of but we did include a few. There was this one couple in a Porsche Carrera that just poked along in front us and I dont think he ever noticed this huge monster right on his tail. Through towns he would slow to 25 in a 45 zone and then speed back up to around 53 in a 55 once we got out of town - very aggravating as we couldn't get around him.

We are staying at the Northland Campground and RV. We have a 50 amp, full hookup site in the open for easy satellite acquisition. The Verizon is good enough for phone and so-so for data. The campgrounds WiFi is also so-so. The sites are a little larger than most parks of this caliber.

We didn't do much but relax over the weekend as we didn't want to go to the two nearby state parks on the weekend with its larger crowds. Doris did manage to get one load of laundry done and I finally got the plug on our 50 amp cable replaced. The ground plug on it had broke off when we were in Bruce Crossing but I didn't notice it until we got here and had problems with the energy management system shutting power down.

Monday we waited for the rain to abate and left for the state parks about noon. We visited Amnicon Falls State Park and Pattison State Park. They both have some pretty good falls we wanted to see. The Big Manitou Falls at Pattison is on the Black River and is touted as being the fourth tallest waterfall east of the Rockies at 165 feet. The Little Manitou Falls was also nice since it is really a twin falls, at least this time of year. It had rained all night and morning so there was plenty of water in both the Amnicon and Black Rivers.

Tomorrow we head for a relaxing week at Two Harbors, MN which is about 25 miles north of Duluth. While we are there, we have one very long trip planned up into the forests at the top of Minnesota. Other than that, we will just enjoy the low seventy degree high weather!!

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