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Jun 29, 2017 - A Trip to Copper Falls State Park

Today we slept late. After lunch, we traveled down Wisconsin 169 about fifteen miles to Copper Falls State Park. There is a 1.7 mile hike around the falls with views of three different falls: Copper Falls, Blackstone Falls and the Cascades. It is not a bad walk though there are 85 steps up and 85 down along the way. The falls are very pretty and as there has been a lot of rain in the area, they were flowing heavily. Copper falls gets its name from the color of the water caused by the tannin. After touring the falls, we returned to the RV...

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Jun 28, 2017 - Leaving for Ironwood Michigan

Sue was up early and out for a walk getting a last picture of a ship passing the campground at sunrise. Soon we were on the road headed for Ironwood, Michigan. We headed across Hwy. 28 stopping just east of Munising to fuel the truck and ourselves. The trip was uneventful until we made the last turn to take us to Little Girls Point County Campground. It was twenty miles down a horrible road. When we finally got there, though quite a pretty site right on Lake Superior, it was in the middle of nowhere and there was no cell service. With the...

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Jun 18, 2016 - Ashland, Wisconsin

Today we explored the town of Ashland, which has a population of about 8,000. But in the late 19th century it was a bustling metropolis with shipping on Lake Superior and rail service to the Minneapolis and Chicago areas. Northland College was founded here in 1892. It started out as a school for the logging camps and actually morphed into a college in 1907. The Hotel Chequamegon, 1877, originally built by the Wisconsin Central Railroad was destroyed by fire in 1915. The hotel was rebuilt in 1986 and copied a combination of the original...

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Jun 17, 2016 - Bayfield, Wisconsin: Gateway to the Apostle Islands

Today we went to the quaint little village of Bayfield, settled in 1856 with a population 457. During the summer season and week-ends, it population swells because of its location on Lake Superior. It is Gateway to the Apostle Islands. It is the port for the Island Tours and Ferries. We had planned to take a boat tour of the islands, but all tours were sold out for the weekend. We were disappointed with that, but drove around the area and discovered Hauser's Superior View Farm. Located 600 ft. above Lake Superior it was settled in 1908 by...

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Jun 11, 2008 - Day 5 - Sault Ste Marie, Ont to Saxon, WI

A journal entry in retrospect as there wasn't any cell phone or Internet coverage at the campground last night. We got up early to try to beat the border crossing lines at the International Bridge that the people at the campground warned us about possibly encountering and got lucky as there were no lines. We drove right up to the US Customs booth for a very quick and smooth reentry. US 2 to Saxon was an easy drive with practically no traffic. Saw lots of rural Michigan Upper Peninsula but little else as there were not very many centers of...

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