Susan and I completed this one together on Tuesday August 18th, 2016. It was #49 of 50 leaving only Texas our home state.
Summit Date: Tuesday August 18th, 2016
US Rank by Height: 38th
Round Trip Hiking Time: 15 Minutes
To view a sortable table of all of the highpoints with completion dates, trip reports, photo galleries, blog entries an GPS tracks, visit the US State Highpoint Progress Page.
We had driven from Duluth that day, and arrived at the L’Anse Township RV Campground well before sunset and after setting up, we decided to make the one hour drive to the highpoint together. The roads were narrow logging roads in poor condition, with many, bumps, lumps and bouncy fun, fun, fun. There were also a number of water crossings that made us glad to be in the Jeep. Of course the Jeep was glad to have the opportunity to reclaim its dignity after the sinkhole incedent on Timm’s Hill. And since I had Susan along, I wasn’t likely to do anything stupid this time.
Once at the dirt parking area, it was a short walk to the actual highpoint along a peaceful wooded trail.
The highpoint area was equipped with a picnic table and a BBQ pit, making me wish we had brought some hot dogs or something. We relaxed for a while, enjoying the peaceful and quiet setting before braving the logging roads again.
A Quick Exit
When we arrived back at the L’Anse Township RV Campground and were getting ready for bed, it began to rain exuberantly. Since it was a grass campground and BigByrd weighs 32,000 lbs, we know from experience that bad things happen under those circumstances, so we vacated the premises in a hurry and headed towards Chicago.
And Then There was One
So now only Texas remains! We are inviting you to join us on that trip planned on my October 29th, 50th birthday, and many of you have displayed interest. We are working on the planning, so stay tuned to the Danger Network for details.