The Little Carp River Trail follows its namesake all the way from the South Boundary Road to the shores of Gitchigumi, otherwise called Lake Superior, but this is no lake . . . it's a sea. The trail is demanding on the feet, as there are many roots and, as you get closer to the shore, more rocks, but aside from a few scrambles up steep slopes, not too demanding. The bugs, always a concern during the summer in the UP, were minimal. We encountered a few worn out mosquitoes and deer flies but none of the swarms or biting black flies that can make this trek downright awful. Lots of day hikers and some backpackers making their way toward shore, but none of the camp sites along the trail were taken, so we had our pick of the lot. If you go for the cabins, choose the one at Section 17. It's much more private than the one at Greenstone Falls. Arriving at Gitchigumi we were surprised to find few people. Most of the group camps are just east of the mouth of the Little Carp River at its empties into the Sea of Superior, as I sometimes call it. Overall, a great short backpack (about 7 miles from the trailhead to the shore) along a pristine river with many waterfalls and great wading. Enjoy.