The Beauty Was Unmatched

I completed the circle of Lake Superior this summer during the month of July 2014 as a solo trip at the age of 67. I completed the tour by bicycle and car.

It was a colder and wetter experience than I expected but the beauty was unmatched by anything else I have been privileged to see.

On the Canadian side, by far the most rugged and rural, the most beauty was in the stretch from Pancake Bay to Wawa. The toughest hill to climb on my bicycle was at Montreal River, Ontario at the southern end of Lake Superior Provincial Park. The hill rose in elevation about 750 feet in 2 3/4 miles.

The most beautiful was the Pictured Rocks between Munising and Grand Marais, followed by the Porcupine Mountains on the western edge of Michigan U.P. and then the Tettegouche Cliffs on the Minnesota Northern Shore. I also enjoyed the Thunder Bay area and the Terry Fox Memorial story and Kakabeka Falls. Lots of beauty around the entire Lake. Maybe I will do it again during a warmer summer.

Thomas Barnett, Warren, MI