Ride: Day 65 bikes, Day 104 total Date: 7/14/82, Wednesday
From: The Cabin to Foley Creek Campground
Via: Birch Point Rd.,6 Mile Rd., Piche Rd., M-28, Soo Line, H-63 Old Mackinac Trail
State/County: Michigan/Chippewa, Mackinac
Start 3002 11:30 AM
Finish 44 miles 5:00 PM
Total 3056 5 ½ hours
Road Surface/Terrain/Traffic: Paved with No Shoulder, some bumps we didn’t notice going north last time, Flat with some grades, low traffic
Map(s)/Guide: Chippewa & Mackinac County, MI State
Weather: Sprinkly before we leave, Sunny, 80’s, headwind, Thunderstorm to the north of us
Flora/Fauna: Hairy Woodpecker, robin bathing, chipmunk, daisies, brown eyed susans, cedar, lots of flowers
Others in Group: Postcard to Anne and Bill
Points of Interest/Mileage: Dafter (stores), Kinross, Rudyard, Hiawatha National Forest – 2 campgrounds and boating, etc. This is what we pass through with scattered houses from Rudyard to camp.
Comments: Woke up to Duke coming over for freezer jam – too early! We get up and say goodbye to the early birds, then eat and finish cleaning the Cabin. A last look at the beach and we’re off. We mail a card from Dafter, then pick up Old US 2. Lunch in Rudyard is shortened by ominous looking clouds (plus thunder) to the north. Fortunately (?) we have a headwind so we don’t catch the rain. We stop at the Foley Creek Campground for water and decide to stay. A tad close to the highway but otherwise nice. Also no showers.
Expenses: Lunch $2.63, Camp $4.00, Total: $6.63, Trip Total: $3572.06