I returned to Duluth to pick up my mother at the airport. There were others more than willing to take this task from me but I wanted to go. Spending a week in a hospital waiting room can tend to sour a person on a city. I did not want Duluth to become an awful place for me. My mom and I spent a day as tourists. We went to Canal Park and Fitgers and Kitchigami Park. We walked and reminisced about other trips in years past. We stood ankle-deep in Lake Superior watching other families enjoy the waves and we were happy for them. Years from now they will be the ones reminiscing, and that is the stuff of life.
One thing that was left undone on my previous hiking trip to Duluth was this short section of the Superior Hiking Trail. It was a gap on my map that I have highlighted as I hike each section. Mom enjoyed the gardens at Enger Park as I hiked down the hill and back up again. It was only 3.6 miles round trip and took about 90 minutes.
If you want to know more about the next section of trail, read the post, “Superior Hiking Trail: Highland Ave to Lincoln Park”. That section was hiked in the opposite direction, but you will see pictures and a video of where I temporarily lost my way.