Friday, July 14th, 2017
The sun is out this morning! A beautiful thing. After breakfast and packing a lunch I hop on the bike to go exploring. It's a joy not to have to break camp and load the motorcycle today.
First stop is at the docs on Copper Harbor to get a good look at it in the sun. It's a picturesque spot.
Steve told me about this old-growth forest so that's my next stop. I have to ride on a couple of miles of muddy road to get there. A bit stressful on the motorcycle, I just take it slow and pray I don't run into a situation I can't get out of.
It's an easy hike, not much elevation gain, through the pine forest. It doesn't take me but an hour or so.
I hike around a few other places: a path that goes around that lake I'm camped on, a path to some small falls, a path along Lake Superior. I go back to camp for a quick swim in the lake and an early dinner so I can catch the sunset on Brockway Mountain.
Stats for today's hiking:
Miles hiked: 6.1
Elevation gain: 482 ft