« on: February 18, 2005, 03:12:00 pm »
I would like some opinions and experiences of the North Lakes Route from anyone who has ridden it or lives in the area this route goes through. It goes from roughly the MN/WI border north of St. Paul to Macinaw City, MI then down to Indiana. I am really only interested in the part from northern WI to Macinaw then to Luddington, MI then across the lake on the ferry and then back north to form a loop.
I'm considering testing my self supported touring skills this fall with a week long ride along this route. My other loaded touring has always stayed at motels, pensiones, hostels, family, friends with food at restaurants. And of course self supported touring would require me to get an ultra light sleeping bag, lightweight sleeping pad, large, luxurious, but super light tent, and cooking stove and pots and pans. Acquiring the gear is part of the fun.