Many SOBO (southbound) thru-hikers end their hike at the Martin Road Trailhead, but this is where we started our southbound day hike. Why end a thru-hike here? I am not sure. Our hike had great scenery, woods, and I could hear a river nearby. It was a joy to experience.
Duluth, Minnesota. Amazing. Sit by a beautiful natural waterfall. Take a few steps and enter a restaurant. Eat your fill and then walk past a farmer’s market, some houses, and and art center. After just a few blocks you have arrived at the largest freshwater lake in the world. Oh, and did I mention the manicured Rose Garden that you will walk through before you actually get to the shore of Lake Superior?