Monday, September 5, 2011

Mississippi River Day 13 (State Hwy 6, 158 miles)

Last night I was woken up at 11:30pm by two ATV'ers who shined their headlights right at my hammock. Their conversation, with their engines both going, went something like this: 
I think we're lost.
No, we're not lost, we're right next to the river, see the campsites.
Oh yeah, it looks like someone was camping here.
Oh wow, it looks like someone is still here!
(even louder) Sorry guy, we got a bit turned around!


Then at 1:30am I was woken up by a train, and again at 3:30am. What a night

This morning was very foggy, so I couldn't even see the shores of the river. I checked the temperature, and it was 37 degrees in the morning at 7:00. That was compared to 83 degrees at dusk at smiling joes, a few nights earlier. Hopefully the bugs are all dying, but I doubt it.

I stopped by Schoolcroft state park for lunch, and then missed the campsite that I was planning on staying at. I think it was in a marshy area off of the river, and I didn't see it. So I continued on, and ended up staying a few miles further, just past a road, in a very nice secluded spot.

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