Keweenaw Peninsula

I spent the morning exploring the Keweenaw Penninsula north of Houghton where I stayed last night. the penninsula was once a major coper mining area and there are ruins of old mines and facilities all over.

View from the Houghton side across the Portage Lake canal to Hancock. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keweenaw_Waterway

Keweenaw Peninsula

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Downtown in historic Houghton

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Grey skies early in the day on the peninsula

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I just cant resist these sorts of things 

(it's hard to tell the scale in this photo but the wheel barrow is made from a giant oversized dump truck)

Keweenaw Peninsula

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Unplanned reunion with an old friend.

I grew up one block from US 41 in Venice, Florida where this road is known as the Tamiami Trail because it goes from Tampa to Miami, making it's way across the Everglades in the process. It was nearby too when I lived in Chicago where it's known as "Lake Shore Drive". It was fun riding it this morning up to it's beginning point just outside Copper Harbor. It's a wonderful road up near the very tip of the peninsula - fast sweepers through a lovely forrest canopy with little rolly-polly hills and an excellent road surface that seemed as if it had been just poured out like pancake batter onto the terrain.

Keweenaw Peninsula

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All the way to Miami form here? Now that would be a trip!

Keweenaw Peninsula

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