Day Three: Odd Friends, Odd Couple, Furry Friends, Nature, & PBR10:30 AM
In case you couldn't tell by the over abundance of oddly chosen mediocre photos, this is Kyle ( the sideburns portion of Sara's blog) and I just wanted to tell you about the third day of our vacation.
We got up that morning as the first rays of sunlight warmed the cool waters of Lake Superior behind our campground,... and used the bathroom before going back to bed. Finally we actually woke around 11:30 and after bumbling around we set off for our 2nd hike of the trip down the Escarpment Trail from Lake of The Clouds in Porcupine Mountains State Park.
The hike was along the rocky ridge that lines the main lake inside the park and follows the river that feeds it (which I of course am too lazy to find the name for right now), between truly beautiful views from almost 2000 feet up and the random wild blueberry or two we ate ( recent studies by paranoid friends have told us that we were indeed crazy for eating them), it was a challenging but well worth it experience.
We met up with our friend Dan after the hike and drove what seemed like two hours ( about 25 miles each way) to the far edge of the park which has a rustic campground along the Presque Isle River that feeds into lake Superior. It featured a series a small rapids and at least 3 waterfalls including one that went under the drawbridge in the pictures (I personally think both waterfalls and drawbridges are freaking sweet, but the combination of both was almost too cool to handle).
After encountering a few fuzzy mammals other than ourselves on the drive back, we settled down on the rocky beach of the best lake in the World (other name for Superior) and relaxed with some Sara approved beer and pizza and watched the sunset. (Oh and while Dan and I took pictures I also decided dropping my cell phone into the water would be a great idea, THANK YOU GENIUS THAT REALIZED RICE CAN SAVE ANYTHING!!!)
As you may see in the smiles and other fantastic facial expressions of our group throughout the day you can tell it was both tiring and fun and despite the distance from home, I already am thinking about when I'll get the chance to go back.
If Sara doesn't go crazy loading idiot (me) approved photos, I might stop in with another boring post sometime!
p.s. does one of the cloud photos look like the head of a brontosaurus (forget science!, I grew up reading about them so they existed as far as I'm concerned!) to anybody else or am I crazy!? help settle the debate between my Dino opinion and Sara's more human anatomy themed opinion.