Day 16 – Superior Hiking Trail 2015

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Starting Location: Maple Grove Hotel
Destination: Maple Grove Hotel
Today’s Miles: 0.0
Total Trip Miles: 149.8

Rest day – bliss!!

All told, I have now hiked just shy of 150 miles. I am tired and I am sore. While the forecasters have promised it is going to “clear up”, the weather has proven them completely wrong. Word on the street is there is another front coming in. Best I can tell, the last one never left.

I am catching up on some things in our hotel room. Dan is contentedly napping. I can only assume Merlin is doing the same since he is hanging out in his kennel in the car awaiting the next opportunity to explore this fun new place. I hope the weather clears up soon. I wanted to take my boys to see some of the area sights which are less than impressive in this weather.

We had a lovely evening last night. We started our late afternoon out by heading to the laundry mat to give all my gear a thorough washing. While it might not sound so great to you, it was heaven to me knowing all my wet, trail worn gear would soon be warm, dry and clean. We headed over to Sven and Olie’s for some big pizza and salad. Oh deliciousness!

After I grabbed myself a late afternoon pick me up at the local coffee shop, Dan dropped me off for a 90 minute massage to work the kinks & tension out of my over used muscles while he headed out to take Merlin for a little hike & run a few errands. It was the perfect end to my not so perfect recent hiking days.

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