Andy Creek Campsite
June 8, 2018
Of all Superior Hiking Trail campsites, this one feels the most remote. However, I share the campsite with 3.5 million mosquitoes, so I do not feel alone. Bonus: I get a nice 1.7 mile run back to my car the next morning to avoid being drained of all my blood.
Jackson Creek Campsite
October 1, 2016
Todd was right; there’s not really a single good tent pad here. It is a full campsite despite the lack of anywhere to sleep. I accidentally let slip what my job is and I spend two hours answering questions about my work. I gotta get better at being incognito.
Woodland Caribou Pond Campsite
July 1, 2005
June 2, 2006
June 19, 2008
I watch the water levels recede and refill a decade later. Just after I decide that this campsite isn’t terrible, loggers come and bulldoze part of it. Great.
North Carlson Pond Campsite
August 5, 2017
This campsite used to give me the creeps each time I hiked by it; when I finally stay here, the dead trees have mostly disappeared. That helps a lot. Too bad the people I share the site with leave all their dishes and food out. It is a very raccoony night.
South Carlson Pond Campsite
September 22, 2018
This is one of my last campsites and one of the most anticipated. I walk to the end of Tom Lake Road and back, then sit by the pond until it begins to rain.
July 2, 2005
June 3, 2006
June 20, 2008
I never wanted to stay here but there isn’t much of a choice. A moose runs through the campsite though I only ever see one a mile away or so. I am lucky to not be trampled. A distant dog mushing endeavor sounds like the campsite is adjacent to Wolf War III.
Northwest Little Brule Campsite
June 4, 2006
It was too far to walk but I walked anyway.
North Little Brule Campsite
July 3, 2005
I tried to hang my bear bag and ended up hitting myself with a rock. (Note: this picture is not from the campsite – it was the era when I still used film, and those photos haven’t been digitized.)
South Little Brule Campsite
June 21, 2008
The extra half a mile today was well worth it for internal bragging rights.
Kadunce River Campsite
September 19, 2018
Half a mile from the campsite I turn a corner and run into a giant bull moose. I say hello and he takes offense.