I mean, who wouldn't love that? I might not have heard any loons, but you can't have it all.
Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula have been experiencing a wetter than normal summer, to put it mildly. It has made my vow to get hiking again a little difficult. I've done more road walking than I ever have in my life out of necessity.
I didn't want to be deterred when I stayed overnight at Lake Gogebic State Park not far from Ironwood, and I wasn't. I was chased by mosquitoes and in spots have to jump from one less-muddy spot to another, but I got a 2 mile hike in the woods accomplished before retiring to my tent.
Umm, after a shower first.
I thought about just jumping into the lake with the birds but they ran away from me.
I found a moose who didn't run away from me. Of course he wasn't real, but still fun to see.
And a sign on highway 45 pointing to the parking lot for O-Kun-De-Kun Falls and the North Country Trail had me doing a U-Turn to go for a mid-day walk in between appointments.
I won't bore you with more muddy pictures, but be assured that the trail was sloppy.
Apparently there is a suspension bridge nearby over the Baltimore River but since this was just a lucky find I did not get to see it and will have to try to find it next time I go through.
It was nice to rinse off the sweat and enjoy the mosquito free river before heading back to the lot for a roundtrip of about 3 miles. It's beautiful country up there from Ironwood to Houghton, I can't wait to see it in the fall!
I bought a state park sticker on my trip, but truthfully I would recommend the county park campgrounds up there, they look just as nice for less!