I now have almost 30 posts half-written and deleted. I'm having some weird Blogger's Block.
Friday, when the Superior Sawtooth 100 is going on, I'll be in the area. The plan is to climb Pine Mountain (10 minutes), then scout out "Eggers Peak" (Point 2266) and see if it can be reached from Forest road 154L. Then it's on to "Lullaby Peak" (Point 2027), starting from near where the Gunflint Trail (Co Rd 12) and Forest Road 325 meet. Then on to Lima Mountain (a 20 minute climb). Then, depending on how things go, Brule Mountain (2226 feet) from Forest Road 152; this looks like one monster of a climb. If necessary, there should be a path from 152 north of East Twin Lake that goes back toward Eggers, for a second attempt. If I haven't disappeared forever into the north woods by this point, on to "Thrasher Peak" (Point 2223), which looks like an easy bushwhack from Forest Road 327 and maybe "Tomash Peak" (Point 2163), from Forest Road 326D, from which it might be possible to get a nice view of Eagle Mountain to the east.
At whatever point I give in (I'm guessing REALLY early), I'll head back to the race course to see how things are going. If it's close to sunset, I'll be at Finland. 3 PM probably means Co. Rd. 6. Noon... well, let's hope I don't drive 12 hours for nothing.
Going up the country
1 day ago