Wanderings along Hwy 2, Michigan U.P to Idaho

McZippie

Walmart Adventure Camper
Day 2 - Michigan Upper Peninsula Overland Challenge 2012


Morning line-up at Grand Marais.
.

Morning briefing from Tom.
.

.

.

Grand Marais Ranger Station.
.

Log Slide... in the logging heyday they'd slide logs down the hill to transport.
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Scored points for this one.
.

Very distraught Camper waved us down for a jump start.
.
 
Last edited:

McZippie

Walmart Adventure Camper
Day 3 - Michigan Upper Peninsula Overland Challenge 2012

Day three was in the Garden Peninsula of Lake Michigan .
We spent a lot of the day in the Michigan State Park restored ghost town of Fayette.
The area was a large producer of Pig Iron for about thirty years.
Production stopped in 1891 and the company town faded away.
Excellent partially restored buildings and displays that portrayed everyday life in a Company Town and the Iron Smelting process.
Highly recommended!
.

Grand Hotel
.

Like the restored patina
.

.

Left to right; Payroll/company office, company store, machine shop, iron smelting mill.
.

Charcoal making kiln
.

Fayette Harbor and limestone cliffs.
.

Plant Supervisor's home.
.

Tavern a few miles south of Fayette.
Mid 1900s jewel, should be designated a National Landmark!
Complete with a mid-day drunk in the parking, babbling unrecognizable words.
 
Last edited:

McZippie

Walmart Adventure Camper
Day 4 - Michigan Upper Peninsula Overland Challenge 2012

Day 4 was the last day of the Michigan Upper Peninsula Overland Challenge.
Spent most of the day in Munising area on Lake Superior, chasing down water falls and coastal scenes for points.
My cell phone pictures don't do them justice, so I'll close this thread with more pictures of rigs and the cast of characters.
If in the area next year, by all means, sign up for Michigan Upper Peninsula Overland Challenge, you won't regret it!
.

Team Saftey First, very cool rig and fun guys.
.

.

.

.

.

.
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/559033_4518116595554_271482877_n.jpg[/IMG]
.

Rock solid Army Truck with heavy duty camper that has a roof pop-up and side fold out.
I'd vote this one Best of Show!
.

Kristian's Rig co-founder of Upper Peninsula Overland. A real UP'er has a canoe on top!
.

.

.

.

.

.

roam automotive the sponsor of the Challenge is getting a new sign.
.

http://roamauto.com/
 
Last edited:
Top