Wilderness

We tend to think of cell coverage and wifi as being mostly ubiquitous.  We’ve discovered over the past month (yes, we’ve now been on the road all of July) there are vast swaths of this country where neither cell nor internet is readily available.  That’s happened to us a couple of times, most recently this past week as we spent some time in the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  We’ve had no cell coverage (or at best, spotty) since we left Duluth.

We spent one night in Saxon Harbor, Wisconsin, right on the border with Michigan.  In fact, the river that ran on one side of the campground was the border.

That’s Michigan in the background and Wisconsin in the foreground.   And the largest fresh water lake in the world at our front door.  No cell…no internet.

We spent the next two nights, again on the shore of Lake Superior, in Michigan’s largest state park, 60 thousand acre Porcupine Mountain.  This was the view from our trailer.

No cell…no internet (there was internet at the visitor’s center but it wasn’t the easiest to use).  But there was a pretty spectacular sunrise this morning.

Now we’re at Copper Harbor, on the very tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula (go look it up). No cell, but we do have the intertubes.   This is Michigan’s northern most town and this whole spit of land was once a series of copper mines.  It’s these strange little facts that make my day.  We walked through a recreated fort where there’s a group of re-enactors from Civil War times, camping out and shooting cannons (it makes Donna jump which is sort of funny).

2 Responses to “Wilderness”
  1. Martha Haynes 2 August 2010 at 8:53 am #

    It’s interesting to me that the sun rise is copper colored.

  2. Ann Carpenter Zuk 3 August 2010 at 4:48 am #

    Durry and Donna, I am thoroughly enjoying all of your reports and pictures-thank you so much for the entertainment. Your pictures cool me down as I look at them as we have definitely hit hot in Oklahoma. Take good care and keep it coming.

    Ann

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