A wonderful trip covering September 4th to the 12th at Lake Superior Provincial Park.
A spectacular sunset that a photo cannot do any justice to.
Some of the wonderful things about Lake Superior Provincial Park in September are the peace and quite and the beautiful sunsets we find. Last year when we stopped there on our return trip from out west we met some wonderful people and thought it would be nice to see them again this year. We’ve grown a little wiser and don’t drive as much each day any more thus the last post’s drives.
After we set up the trailer and leveled, we put up the screen tent off to the left and that gave us a much larger living space…not that we needed it, but it was nice to have somewhere screened to sit.
One of the first hikes we did was this one called Nokomis (used to be called the Old Woman Bay trail) – interestingly the trail is heart shaped when viewed from above.
The trailhead is on the other side of highway from the parking lot and we will end up climbing to the top of the ridge on the right.
One of the views from the top of the hike overlooking the bay.
Linda enjoying the wonderful scenery. This was a wonderful hike.
Our shameless selfie.
Back at the camp, puck decided to wander as well.
Yes, there will be lots of sunset photos from this fabulous campground.
The mornings are pretty good too. Linda having a PJ walk.
We had to drive to Wawa for a few supplies and a trip to Wawa is not complete without a visit to the Goose.
Back at the camp, we rode our bikes along the trail until we hit the “No-Bicycles” sign. The rest of that trail went to an old group campsite under rehabilitation.
I remember watching Bill Mason movies of him canoeing and was touched by the dedication rock. You can see his movies on the National Film Board website. Here is a link to Waterwalker about Lake Superior.
As the grey day cleared, this was our dramatic sunset.
A nice wooden bridge on the Orphan Lake hike.
Last year when we camped at Lake Superior Provincial Park, we met these lovely people. This year, they were there once again and we went on a wonderful hike on the Orphan Lake trail to a rocky beach on the coast of Lake superior. They were great company and Linda and I enjoyed hiking with them. They showed us this fabulous beach and we had a picnic lunch. They went for a swim…the water was ridiculously cold and both Linda and I declined.
A big beautiful beach all to ourselves.
The loose small rock make for challenging hiking but they warm up nicely. When we sat down for the lunch the rocks were toasty warm.
A nice photo of us taken by one of our friends.
One of the overviews from the hike.
Someone with a canoe at sunset.
We went hiking on the coast and found some rocks.
This little puddle had an alien look to it.
It was lots of fun scrambling all over, trying not to fall in.
This area didn’t look real…the water was as blue as the sky.
Lots of rocks. I imagine on a hot and windy day having the spray of the great lake cooling a person just enjoying the view.
There is fabulous driftwood on the shores of Lake Superior as well.
And puck gets braver!
The Sand River hike has many waterfalls along the route.
The hike was quite a few kilometres and we found this sign on the trail.
That is cool. You could be out in the woods and have a lovely commode to muse upon.
We made it to the end of the trail and the portage route sign…it was farther than listed on the trail map for the hike.
Just in case we forgot a waterfall.
The Sand River Shameless selfie.
Once our friends left, we changed campsites to one on the lake but no services. We hoped the couple of days would be sunny as the new location had trees that would block the solar from receiving sunshine.
Puck liked the new camp as he could go to the sand without crossing a road; as did this insect feeding on the sugary drip.
A fire with the sunset is fabulous – in September when the temperature drops as the sun disappears behind the horizon, the fire is warming.
As we were leaving for our next hike, this fellow and his companions that were faster visited our camp.
The Trapper Trail had some beautiful looking mushrooms that one should not eat. One of these days we’ll go out with a mushroom expert to help us determine what is possible.
A view of the small lake or bog (depending on the season) on the trail.
More on the trail.
It was such a lovely day.
We walked more on the lake side and once again…spectacular scenery and cool rocks.
We loved the beautiful Superior Sunsets! We’ll be back next year…
The time came to return home…back to Chutes and the journey back next…