It was a very pleasant, smooth 79 miles from Ishpeming to Bruce Crossing, MI. The terrain was like most of the upper peninsula, hilly and covered with pine forests.
We are staying at the Stannard Township Park which is a small city park with only about six usable sites. We have 30 amps and that's it. We came in with a little over a half tank of fresh water and we will dump as we leave. Satellite access was easy and Verizon is pretty good but we are having trouble with the MiFi. We'll have to check it out next time we are somewhere there is a Verizon store.
Shortly after arriving we backtracked a bit to look at Agate Falls and Bond Falls. These are pretty popular falls, especially Bond Falls, to never get any marketing or anything. Bond Falls is actually a Michigan State Park with their exorbitant entry fees. After viewing the falls we came back into town and ate a late lunch at the local Char's Café which served pretty good sandwiches.
Thursday we headed up to Keweenaw Peninsula which is the northern most point in Michigan, sticking way out into Lake Superior. It is also the home to several old copper mines that were worked all the way back to pre white man times. It was a long day (237 miles) but gave us plenty of scenic views. We took the highway all the way up to Copper Harbor and then back down, sometimes on a different road.
Friday, we journeyed up to Ontonagon which is the gateway to the Porcupine Mountain area. The Porcupine Mountain is the largest of the Michigan State Parks and is very popular. If they have Verizon at their campground, that might be a good place to spend a couple of weeks in the future.
Saturday, we headed out to see a few falls on the Black River flowing north into Lake Superior. It was a 119 mile drive but well worth it. We saw three falls there: Potawatomi, Gorge and Sandstone. They were really nice and it was the first real hiking we have done on this trip. That makes six falls we have seen on this stop and they were all very good.
Tomorrow we head for Ashland, WI where we will spend four nights at the local city park IF they have room. I still need to find an alternative in case there is no room in the inn.