We spent the good part of the afternoon hiking on a segment of the Superior Hiking Trail from the Temperance River to the Cross River and back again. Of course the part we covered was less than 1% of the entire trail (unless you count going there and back – then more than 1.7%!) of the total trail length of 296 miles – Duluth to the Canadian border.
I promised you more self-photos – this along the stretch where the trail goes along the Temperance River.
OK, one more.
Although hard to see in this photo, this is one of my favorite vantage of any north shore stream. Right here, the river take a sharp 90 degree turn and you can stand on a rock seemingly in the middle of the river and look upstream at eye level with the onrushing waters and look downstream to a waterfall.
Finally away from the river, we snapped a photo of a trail marker.
Some parts of the trail are wet and have a boardwalk.
Some portions are wet and have mud.
Other portions are wet and have rock guides.
Part of the trail passes through a maple forest.
Other parts an aspen forest.
Yet other parts, a pine forest.
Then there are open areas covered with ferns.
Even some openings adorned with fireweed.
Every once and a while, you get a vista of Lake Superior.
There is a beautiful campsite at the Cross River.
Another rolling and tumbling stream – the Cross River.
Cascades, pools, and waterfalls upstream – a great playground.
A parting shot.