We were going to hike and hang on a section of the superior hiking trail (SHT) from County Rd 1 to Caribou River Wayside, about 9 miles. It had been decided to meet at the parking lot on County Rd 1 at noon on Friday. A handful of the forum members had met up on Thursday and spent the night out already.
Everyone making last minute preparations, waiting for everyone to arrive and having lunch before we head out.
8.6 miles to Caribou Wayside
All steams and creeks on the SHT have nice bridges
A sensitive area around Alfred's Pond
Alfred's pond and quite the windy day
Lake Superior from a ridge
The only covered bridge on the SHT across Crystal Creek
The best use of available technology- no snake skins for the tarp, I use pantyhose
Caribou river bridge
Fronkey gets the fire going. (hammock people don't have names they have handles or monikers)
nice evening fire
The evening showed a lot of color as the sun went down
enjoying the campfire till late -went to bed around 8 pm.. ;-)
About 38 degrees on Saturday morning, chilly for breakfast time- Beep all bundled up
The fall colors had all fallen to the trail, because of the wind and rain, but it was beautiful on the ground
Nice pine forest on a section of the trail
Giant root ball that had come out of the ground right beside the trail
Evening light on Saturday night
Clear night off and on, got down to 31 degrees.
It is very nice to be out on the trail
Thank you to everyone at Hammock Forums for making this a great outing. I will be looking forward to more of these events in the future-
Emily's in Knife River, MN (just north of Two Harbors on old hwy 61)
Hawk's Vittles- Southwest Lasagna
Rustic Inn- Pies- Raspberry Pie, Dutch Apple Pie
Hawk's Vittles- Sausage, Egg and Hashbrown casserole ;-(
About 20 miles hiked
low temperature 31 degrees
max wind speed about 25 mph.