Trailblazer | 2056 pts
This was one of the best backpacking trips I have ever done.
I did the walk during spring. Not a bad time at all to be in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula woods. The whitetail deer were very active after migrating back from their winter shelters in the cedar swamps. They were everywhere and it was great to see so many of them.
The trail was wet, but I found the creeks to be a welcome source of drinking water…after running the water through my filtration system.
My camps were at Bill’s Creek, Haymeadow Creek, and Middle Trailhead. The distance between Middle Trailhead and Ackerman Lake at the northern trailhead was 19 miles. Long day but not difficult.
Car spotting is easy for this trail using County Road 509.........
Call the Munising Ranger District, Hiawatha National Forest, 906-387-2512 for information on the trail and other opportunities on Lake Superior.
Call the Rapid River Ranger District, Hiawatha National Forest, 906-474-6442 for information on the trail and other opportunities on northern Lake Michigan.
As a special note: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore begins near Munising, offering 43 miles of linear trail along some truly breathtaking vistas. Pictured Rocks Trail is part of the famed North Country Trail and is one of the biggest attractions along it’s entire length.