Day 6 – Baraga State Park to Marquette, MI – 70 miles

Awesome day today!
Got up early to check and see if and when it was going to rain.  The forecast said rain likely in the afternoon, so I set a goal of making it to Lake Michigamme campground.

Breakfast was only 3.5 miles from the campground at the Hilltop restaurant.  I set off at about 9:00 a.m. from there.

Leaving the town of L’anse, it was all uphill and against the wind.  But, by the time I made it to this little creek, it started to flatten out and the wind shifted in my direction:

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This creek was refreshing :)

I started to cruise.  With the wind at my back, the miles rolled by.  I made it to Lake Michigamme around 1:00, and there was no rain in sight, so I continued on.  In Champion I stopped at a gas station to get some Powerade and an apple.

I kept on wheelin’ all the way to Ishpeming for a quick stop at McDonald’s. Didn’t get much – just a McChicken.  The possibility of rain was nearing, so I hurried to get to Marquette.

My hosts were wonderful.  I took a shower when I got there.  After that, a tour of Marquette was in store for me.  The parks were awesome, the shoreline of Superior impressed me, and the food I had was great.  Also stopped at the Superior Dome – the largest wooden dome in the world and a U.S. Olympic training site.

Marquette is awesome.

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Shoreline by the park.

 

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Water was super clear!

 

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My friend who gave me a tour of Marquette.

 

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The fog over the lake was pretty cool. This is a rock that protrudes from the lake. It looks like the top of a mountain.

 

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Kayakers on the lake.

 

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Overlook of Marquette.

 

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