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Lake Michigan Circle Tour

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Galaxyhunter

What happen?  Wisconsin won't let you finish the tour? :roflmao:

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Parman

Well we completed the Michigan tour. 2260 miles door to door for me. John got a good nigths sleep at my house last night and got on the road this morning heading for NC. Once I get home form work tonight I will post pictures of the trip. All my pictures where taken with my phone so I'll have to transfer them to my computer.

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Parman

First 70 miles were interstates........

 

Don tried to make me feel right at home from the get go!!

Dusty I wanted to give him a slight taste of interstate vs backroads. He loved the backroads.

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jobe05

Back on the interstates today!!! Almost 300 down, 480 to go!!!

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kamikaze84

Be safe John glad I got to see you last night hope you enjoyed all the Korean food last night. 

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Parman

As promised here are some of the pictures and highlights from our trip.

 

Day one we road up US 23 along lake Huron. First stop was in Pinnconing for some good cheese, Elk and Bison sausage. We rode on up the lakde and made a slight detour to visit the Lumbermans Mounument and Au Sable River. Once back on the road we stopped at FRorty Mile Point Lighthouse and shipwreck. Then it was on too Mackinaw City fro two nights at the Tee Pee campground. Although a bit tight the campground was nearly full everynight and always quiet.

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beenshot

Looks like a very good time was had!!!!!!

Don, someday, I will make you guide me around up there :SmileyTooth:

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Parman

Come on up Larry we would have a ball. John and I are already talking about what we want to do next time we go.

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Parman

Day two we traveled the Tunnel of Trees on down to Petosky, Traverse City, and Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. Here are some of the highlights of the ride.

 

We rode the peninsula up thru Traverse City and visited Old Mission Lighthouse and stopped and got fresh cherrys and blueberries as the Cherry picking has begun. Traverse City has a huge Cherry Festival every year.

 

When you view the sand dunes along the lake the hill coming back up was so steep that everyone was on literally on their hands and knees crawling back up. I didn't get a picture but a sign warned that it would take 2 hrs to climb back up from the bottom. It was amazing.

 

 

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Parman

Day 3 after a few hoursof  delay from 0430 until 0830 in the morning do to rain in the area we got packed and crossed the bridge into the UP. Our travels took us up to the Soo Locks, White Fish Point, Taquamenon Falls and finally over to Munising for the night. Here are some of the photos from the day. Word of warning. Not too many campgrounds in Munising area. The one we found was ok but we had loud neighbors that was up half the night . We was happy to leave there Sunday morning.

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Parman

Dy 4 we got up and had breakfast before traveling to the keewanau Peninsula and setting up camp at The Hancock campground. After setting up we spent the day touring the Peninsula up to Copper Harbor, Eagle Harbor and Eagle River. The Keewanau Peninsula gets pounded with snow each year. The proof is in the snow meter. We also stopped and saw the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse.

 

 

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thecruiser

You fellows definitely seen the finer sights of Michigan. Glad Y'all enjoyed it.

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Parman

Day 5 we left the Keewanau Peninsula and headed for Lake in the Clouds, Porcupine Mountains, and the Black River Byway which has a few falls along the route. We stopped at the Ski Jump but it was closed on Monday and Tuesdays. So now we have a reason to go back to go to the top of the jump. It has spectacular views from the top. lol

 

We ended up spending the final night of the ride in a Vee Star Campground in Bowler WI before heading to my house the following morning.

 

 

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jobe05

V Star was a fantastic camp grounds! Dark at night, quiet, owners were great! Bathroom facilities were good, small but good and the shower was one of the best I have seen at any camp grounds. Now if there was a lot of people there, it may be a different story, but when we were there, it was great!

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puum

What day were you guys in Copper Harbor?  I might have been there the same time.  We got there July 23 and left July 27.  I recognize your pictures from the mountain.  I took the same ones. 

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jobe05

I think we were there on the 28th or 29th, right after you left.

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Parman

Sunday the 26th we were there.

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puum

Sunday the 26th we were there.

I bet we saw you up there somewhere.  We saw a number of 'Wings around town.  We were staying at the Bella Vista.

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Parman

We was in Copper Harbor early to mid-afternoon. We went over to the Fort and walked around for a bit checking it out. They had a group there doing reenactments. Of course we rode up to the top of the mountain at the old weather station site to look around before heading back down to Eagle Harbor and eagle River. We was actually camping in the Hancock Campground on the river there just outside of town.

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