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Old 09-19-2012, 10:13 AM   #29
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Sleeping Giant looks like it would have amazing rock-climbing! So what month did you do your trip? Is there any month with warmish weather when one would have luck finding non-reserved campsites?
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:01 AM   #30
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Sleeping Giant looks like it would have amazing rock-climbing! So what month did you do your trip? Is there any month with warmish weather when one would have luck finding non-reserved campsites?
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We found late August to be perfect. Cool temps during the day, and nice evening temps. We had one day of rain, but it was the travel day from Pukaskwa NP down to Mackinaw City..
As far as rock climbing is concerned, I really don't know. The cliff from the top of Sleeping Giant is straight down. It has to be the most sheer cliff I've ever been on, of that height.

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Old 09-20-2012, 11:21 AM   #31
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Superior Trip Cont..

We went from Sleeping Giant to Pukaskwa.
I liked the campsite at Pukaskwa much better.



The Kayaking was outstanding.. Out in Superior, and just in the cove by Pukaskwa..
Then it was on down to Mackinaw City and Wilderness State Park.
What a change. Wilderness was a very "compact" CG with tents and trailers packed on top of each other. We basically just slept there. Spent the day over on Mackinaw Island, and did the tourist stuff.
The bridge is cool..


I think I understand the campfire thread now. We had a great campfire at Pukaskwa, but had no desire to have one at Wilderness.. Way to crowded..
Pukaskwa..

I did not take a pic at Wilderness..
Great Trip!! We will go back.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:39 AM   #32
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I forgot to mention, if you go to Pukaskwa, stop at Karen's Kountry Kitchen for lunch or dinner. (It's about 15 minutes from the entrance to Pukaskwa NP.) Great food and service. Our waiter told us it was voted in top 50 places to eat in Canada.. Not sure it was that good, and the prices were way to low for that..

View from the table.. Not bad.
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I said Karen's was on the way to Pukaskwa NP.. It is on the way to Sleeping Giant Prov Park!! Sorry about that. I can't edit for some reason. Sorry for the confusion.. Senior moment!!
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:26 AM   #34
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Great pictures - and looks like you had a terrific time.

Although we live in Northwestern Ontario we have lots of family in Southern Ontario - which means we get to do the run on Superiors North Shore pretty much every year - after many decades of doing this stretch of highway we have never tired of it - in fact it remains one of our favourite chunks of the world ...... (having said that - it is not such a great piece of road in the dead of winter during a snowstorm ...... )


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Old 10-02-2012, 03:35 AM   #35
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We really liked it up there, and will go back.
It's very "not touristy" there. Not a lot of shopping, or restaurants. Very nice in my opinion. It was culture shock to get to Mackinaw Island after gong around the north shore. Ha
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...was at Gooseberry Falls SP, MN two weeks ago. What a wonderful campground! Our site was isolated on three sides by trees, brush....completely private. No hookups (but who needs them with an A/S?). A couple of hours a day with the Honda 2000 and we were good. Leaves just starting to color. Want to do the whole N. shore as soon as I can schedule it.
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Looks cool. When we went through there the signs were all reading "campground full."
That was the night we ended up just parking off the road in Superior National Forest, dry camping. That area is beautiful. Someday I'll have more than seven days at a time to visit.. Someday..
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