Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Porcupine Mountains

I just returned from an adventurous hiking trip in Michigan's Upper Peninsula at the Porcupine Mountains State Park.

Bordering Lake Superior, it was a refreshing treat to wake up, walk out of the tent, and see the vast expanse of wilderness around me. The air was cleaner, the water cooler, and, yes, the flies a little meaner. But the trip itself was worth it.

After staying in a cabin the first night in Ontonagon at Superior Shore Resort (a wonderful place), I set up camp at Presque Isle Campground from May 28 - May 31, 2008 and made day hikes to Lake of the Clouds, Union Mine Trail, and many others.

Best bug repellent: Neem Oil - available at most Indian stores and some health food stores.

You can find more information on Michigan's largest State Park here:

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