June 06-06

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Fork in the road    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Dennis Kemper
Which way now?    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Dennis Kemper
Obviously the right choice!    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Dennis Kemper

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 06:23 am:

You never know what you'll find here UP North when you head out on the "road less traveled". Some of those roads aren't maneuverable by the usual mode of transportation, so you have to take to a smaller vehicle or hoof it on foot. Dennis Kemper recently hopped on his four wheeler and found himself at a fork in the road, trying to decide which way to go. I'm not sure if he went left or right at this junction, but whichever direction he took off in, was definitely the right one to find a scene like this third shot. Kind of like the "pot of gold" at the end of the rainbow, only this is the "pond of gold" at the end of the trail! :->

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 06:53 am:

Mornin', just trying to make plans for July!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 07:02 am:

Morning. It's like the Bugs Bunny cartoon. "Which way do we go George, which way to we go?" Looks like they landed in the right place though. Gorgeous!

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 07:12 am:

Keweenaw back roads are the best. I've travelled them with someone who knew them, and also without, blundering on "lost." Some of my best experiences!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 07:43 am:

Or, in this case Mary, a "pond of copper" ;-)

By Randall Ollila (Rwolli) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 07:48 am:

Morning All
Pics look a little like the pond at Boston Loc. Can anyone ID the area? Enjoy the day everyone.

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 09:19 am:

These little trail signs are a hoot! Almost the best part of our snowmobile trips. One winter in northern Wis. we found out that our trail map and the trail signs did not jive, we were on our sleds lost for 14 hours straight and 273 miles basicly going in circles. We were thinking someone must of had some fun moving those signs around for tourists. Only the folks from the area knew where they were going.

By kathie Murto (Murtomania) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 09:55 am:

I hope to find places like this when I go to the UP on June 25th. I am counting down the days. But I do get two wonderful weeks in the UP.

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 10:37 am:

Love the suggestion of where are the best sights to see. In my estimation anywhere in the Keweenaw is the best sight. Personally I never get lost. But ossasionaly I've been known to take the "scenic route". Soon I too will be crusining those roads and I'm daydreaming of it every day. Happy day everyone. It's softly raining so it's all indoor activities for today. As a side note, does anyone know whatever happened to Mr. Wheatman? I miss his lustrous rhetoric...Calling Mr. Wheatman!

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 10:47 am:

Ms. Katie,
Over the last year, I have often wondered where Mr. Wheatman has been. I too miss his words. Yooo Hooo, Mr. Wheatman....Come out and play!

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 11:47 am:

T'vay, T'at vay, T'udder vay.

By Richard A. Fields (Cherokeeyooper) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 12:09 pm:

While in Grad School at Tech in the mid 90s, I used to get on these trails just to see where they would go. It could lead to some interesting and scary experiences. I took one from South Range to Freda along the old railroad right of way, on my motorcycle, which was not a dirt bike, but a bigger street bike that was quite heavy. About two-thirds of the way there I realized I made a mistake, so when I finished, I made sure to take pavement home. I told a friend about it only to find out he did it in his Fort Escort Wagon. At least he had an excuse being about 21, I was over 30 at the time! You just can't beat the back roads and snowmobile trails up north. Just use more sense than I did!

By fy1 (Formeryooper1) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 12:17 pm:

Hill's Creek (and Black Creek) at Lake Superior.

By Chris Dewey (Spartatroll) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 03:07 pm:

That section of the trail is so confusing. If you go to the right and go another 200 yards you will see another set of signs that say nearly the same thing. I was just in the area last week and started off in the wrong direction by not paying attention.
Still very fun trails to ride! I plan on coming up there more this summer.

By Dennis Kemper (Gliderrider) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 04:58 pm:

Thanks so much for using my pictures Mary. It was definitely the road less traveled last week. What a great day it was for fourwheelin in the U.P.

By tom ghering (Tomgheringtcmi) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 05:40 pm:

I have never been lost either......however, I was confused once for a couple of days......

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 07:10 pm:

"Fork in the Road"......made me think of one of Yogi Berra's oft-quoted gems......"When you come to a fork in the road, take it." Beautiful photos!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - 07:14 pm:

oops!.....didn't mean to make that plural, "photo", can't say much for the top two pix. ;->

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