Sorry for the delay on the final trip post. I'm hoping to win the Nobel Prize for laziness. The competition may be fierce, but I think I've got a pretty good shot at it.
Since I ended the trip over a month ago, and since my memory isn't what it used to be, I'm just going to put up some pictures from my favorite part of the trip: The Bearskin State Trail.
After paying $4.00 for the daily trail pass, I was off.
The trail runs 18 miles through forests and wetlands along an old railroad grade.
There are several picnic areas along the way.
There's interesting wildlife. (I managed to escape with all my fingers intact)
And more water.
And to get over all that water, there are many, many bridges.
I just couldn't leave Rhinelander without getting a picture with the Hodag.
Does anyone else see a family resemblance?
All in all, the trip went off without a hitch. The only change I think I'll try to make next time will be to lower the mileage between campsites. At 60 miles a day, I felt like I had to rush straight to the next campsite without slowing down to enjoy the trip. Maybe 40-45 miles would be better. That way I could stop more often, and I would probably have enough energy to ride off of my route to see the things I otherwise would have missed.