Solo camping trips. If you have never done one I highly recommend it. Unplugging from everyone and everything for a defined amount of time can be so healing. If you have lots of “stuff” in your emotional backpack it can get intense. I’ve unpacked and re-packed all that many times. This trip was just me enjoying re-connecting with the woods.
As we were driving toward Superior, Wisconsin from our hike on the North Country Trail, we saw a state park on the map. It was not too far out of our way to check it out. We were pleasantly surprised to find that it is well known for its waterfalls. Big Manitou Falls is 165 feet (50 meters) tall and is the tallest waterfall in Wisconsin. I will warn you now, if all you want is travel information, just read the photo captions.
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.