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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Cannonshot
Day 4 - Pickford, Kinross, Neebish

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Farming area. Interesting looking at the controls of this...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Thanks! I'm glad you are finding this useful. ...

Thanks! I'm glad you are finding this useful. Sounds like you have a nice trip planned with a lot of opportunities to take in the surrounding area. I'm glad this is helping to inspire you to ride...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 4 - Drummond Island

About 70% of Drummond Island is state owned land. There are some nice ORV trails on the east side of the island.

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There is...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 133,740
Posted By Cannonshot
Sounds like you had a great trip! Glad to hear of...

Sounds like you had a great trip! Glad to hear of it.

The deal with the access changes out on the peninsula has to do with the timber company that owns the land. Big controversy about their...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 4 - Les Cheneaux

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Overlook on the north end of St. Ignace.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 3 - Mackinaw City and St. Ignace

Mack City

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They had a fort here at the Straits of Mackinac. Eventually it was moved to Mackinac Island. There is an interesting...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 3 - A Ride Across the Mack Bridge

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The Mackinac Bridge. It connects the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan. Lower peninsula residents are sometimes called...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 3 - Toward St Ignace

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While I was riding some side roads I came upon horse tracks a couple of times. This isn't unusual but it seemed like the tracks...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 04:12 PM
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Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Amen. It would be pretty easy to get pitched...

Amen. It would be pretty easy to get pitched over the side with a mishap on a bike.



Indeed. Makes exploring so interesting. That and so many local people have been rooted in the same...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 3 - Rexton, Fiborn, Karst

Headed back inland for a bit to check out a couple of spots.

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2014, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Cannonshot
Big turnover in Vilas County this week. The...

Big turnover in Vilas County this week. The county board held a vote to change their policies about motorized recreation in the county. What happened was that people went to work...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
I know what you mean. I'll have some video of...

I know what you mean. I'll have some video of the Mack bridge coming up which is kind of the same thing. The other tough thing about the International Bridge is that if traffic is backed up at the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Thanks! So much to see and do up there. I think...

Thanks! So much to see and do up there. I think I could wander all summer up there and still not get to experience much of what the UP has to offer.

People spend a lot of time traveling...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 3 - Blaney Park to Rexton

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Like many places, Blaney Park had its beginnings as a lumber operation back around 1902. In 1928, Blaney Park started up as a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 3 - Only Choice Point

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I was looking for the Old Deerfield Resort. This was a 1930s resort with 20 log cabins - each with a knotty pine interior. So...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Thanks Frank! The principal fish the...

Thanks Frank!

The principal fish the commercial guys are after is the whitefish (http://greatlakeswhitefish.com/). There are trout in the lake as well but lampreys and overharvesting knocked that...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 3 - Hiawatha Social Experiment

Took a swing through Indian Lake State Park. Nice place.

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Cool and breezy today. One thing about the UP is that summer...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy the history. And...

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy the history.

And thank you for sharing more about the sculpture. I'm not sure where the other copies of it are but is was fascinating to find one in Marinette.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Thanks! Glad you are enjoying it.

Thanks! Glad you are enjoying it.
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 09:21 AM
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Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 3 - Big Spring

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Unusual design for a forest service building. Local stone.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
I see pasties in the grocery stores in SE WI. ...

I see pasties in the grocery stores in SE WI. Mass produced versions. Haven't tried them though. I'm sure they would be good. I know you can get them via a drive-thru window in the UP though.
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy this style of trip...

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy this style of trip and report. So many places to see and experience.



Interesting about the recent issues there. I think these aircraft were already delivered...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Thanks! Always happy to share info to help the...

Thanks! Always happy to share info to help the next guy. Let me know if you need something more.



Thanks. I'm glad you enjoy the reports. So much to experience in the UP. I hope more...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Thanks! I'm glad you find them useful and...

Thanks! I'm glad you find them useful and entertaining.



Thanks for following along again. Bumper stickers can be pretty amusing sometimes. :D



Thanks Max. Check out my western...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 2 - Garden Peninsula

Sad to see some of these buildings neglected for so long. Seems they could have had some use.

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Sometimes county parks turn out...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
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Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 04:25 PM
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Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 2 - Continued

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This place is supposed to be a good family restaurant along US 2.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 11:29 AM
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Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 2 - Stonington Peninsula

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Nice campground on the shore.

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Lots of beach access.
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-21-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 186
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Posted By Cannonshot
Au Train Falls

This is part of a hydro generating operation that started up in 1910 by a mining company. It was originally intended to power the Munising mill. Now it powers about 600 homes.
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-21-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 18,863
Posted By Cannonshot
Laughing Whitefish Falls

Well worth the walk back to the falls.

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This picture is looking down the falls from the top. The falls are one of the highest...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 09:31 PM
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Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 2 - Inland Loop Continued

Limestone started up in 1889. Not much left anymore.

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Traunik is a well preserved town where Slovenians settled around 1900....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-21-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 18,863
Posted By Cannonshot
Whitefish Falls (NOT Laughing WF Falls) Near Trenary

The road to Whitefish Falls.

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Whitefish Falls (not Laughing WF Falls).
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-21-2014, 05:18 PM
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Views: 18,863
Posted By Cannonshot
Rapid RIver Falls (UP)

Last time I was in this park people were filling a bunch of jugs full of this flowing water. Must be good.

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Rapid River Falls
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Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 2 - Going Inland for a Bit

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Yard for one of the timber companies.

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Last time I was in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-21-2014, 03:51 PM
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Views: 52,276
Posted By Cannonshot
More guidance...

More guidance (http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10363_14518_65243-305352--,00.html?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery) from the MI DNR about what stickers you need to...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-21-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Cannonshot
The old gas station in Dunbar is closed, but the...

The old gas station in Dunbar is closed, but the tavern just to west offers gas now. He put a tank and pump in his parking lot on the north side of the road across from the bar. That is the one I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 1 - Gladstone and Rapid River

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Gladstone started up in 1887 as a railroad town with a flour mill. People were interested in the natural deep water harbor. One...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Thanks for following along.! I included a lot of...

Thanks for following along.! I included a lot of history and tourist POIs on the UPAT (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=627424) but on that loop I concentrated more on the dual sport...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Day 1 - Escanaba

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Escanaba is a variation of an indian word meaning something along the line of "land of the red deer". Indians used to come from a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,191
Posted By Cannonshot
Thanks my friend. There is so much to see and do...

Thanks my friend. There is so much to see and do that someone could spend all summer up there just checking things out.
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