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Mississippi River: End of Scamp Season

From October 2021 We started and ended our 2021 camping system on the Mississippi River.   We had one last brewpub to visit:  608 Brewing, named after the area code.  In most parts of the country, you would never see children in a bar.  Wisconsin isn't like most parts of the country. There were actually many kids running around in both the outside space and the inside space. The beer was pricey here, but I have to admit the hazy IPA would have my nomination for beer of the year.   With the Scamp put away, we stayed close to home until December.  The blog will pick up from there. 

Upper Peninsula: Ontanogon

From August 2021

The township of Ontonagon, Michigan is about 1500 people. The people are an interesting sort.  Winters are long here, and you have to be tough to live here.


While there is some great hiking in the nearby Porcupine Mountain State Park, I've hiked there many times before.  I've never stayed in Ontanogon.  During my week at the campground, I took daily walks along Lakeshore Drive to the other side of Ontonagon, which totaled 5-8 miles per day.  

This town leans heavily red, and some people have misgivings about the new administration.


Summers are brief in this part of the country, making each sunset like this especially sweet.





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