|Okay, not quite this dark. No photo from the summit, I guess.|
|"The Simpsons have entered the forest."|
|Tourist photo form Lookout Mtn.|
|What they mean when they say "technical."|
|At least the sun was starting to warm things.|
|Lake I'm guessing is called "Oberg" like everything else here.|
|I guess I can take a pretty photo if I have to.|
|Typical view from north end of Moose Mtn.|
|Typical view from south end of Moose Mtn.|
Drove to the Sawbill parking lot for the next section. First time I saw other hikers. Enjoyed the new boardwalks, though it was so dry they weren't needed. Left 11:42, peak 12:14, return 12:38.
|View over fire tower remnants on Carlton Peak.|
|Thought I should get a picture of Lake Superior. It's hard to miss.|
Last up was Ely's Peak and I'd be doing it as runners in the Wild Duluth 100K were going almost to the top. Val LaRosa was working the aid station with another couple. I arrived just as Chris Scotch came through and went up with a guy that I had to tell not to follow me, as I wasn't in the race. When I saw what looked like a path over a boulder, I started to scramble and thought "jeez, this is harder than I expected." Once at the top, I saw the actual path, which is considerably easier than boldering freestyle like I did. The actual summit is a large boulder, flat on the top; it took me a minute to convince myself it was safe to stand on it in the wind and I planted both feet for less than a second. Started 4:52, summit 5:14, back to car 5:36.
|View from Ely's Peak summit.|
|Actual part of the course! Notice the blue blaze.|