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COMPLETED: Trip to Rock Bottom

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by moose1 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:39 pm

I took a four day weekend to run up to deer camp this weekend in Rock, MI. The camp is owned by a good friend and a co- worker of my late father. Last deer season he was talking about plans for the camp and i told him I would be up for a maintenance weekend/summer vacation. Any way, I headed out after work on Wed. a little over 6 hours north then west into the UP.
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We spent the better part of 2 days adding a roof to the porch and blocking off part for a future bathroom.
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After working each day I headed out in the TB exploring the back roads. I'm not really sure all the roads I traveled but seems like every road eventually turned into a two track/trail with sign stating "Seasonal road not maintained by the county". It was awesome, most trails were a mix of sand and rock that ran next to the Escanaba river.
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I am not sure if it was public or private land along the trails but there was dozens of turn offs/ camp sites along the trails.
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I can't wait to head back to the Upper it is truely a outdoor play ground.
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by BC backroader » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:30 pm

Looks like a great area to hunt and play in, moose1. I've never been east of Alberta, so I apreciate pictures from other parts of N.America, and I've heard a lot about the UP. I love the trail splatter on your truck, that's exactly how a REAL SUV should look!
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by Cable810 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:34 am

And you didn't swing by and say hi. You pretty much drove right past me lol
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by HARDTRAILZ » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:10 pm

I would like to get up there sometime with the family to venture around
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by moose1 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:19 pm

it is beautiful up there but i got to having so much fun that i forgot to take more pictures. I did get a few at the bridge and how the truck ended all splattered.
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I would have stopped by Roger city but i was afraid to see what real rig looks like. :cheers:
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by Cable810 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:04 pm

:lol:
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by bartonmd » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:38 pm

That's a really awesome area! My wife spent a summer up there doing research, in college!

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