Wednesday Walking to Shovel Point

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An entry for the #wednesdaywalk challenge hosted by @tattoodjay.

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As some of you may have noticed, we have been fortunate enough to get away from Wisconsin and take in the North Shore for a week of vacation. Family fun has been everywhere for this week; yet I snuck away during nap time today to get a solo hike in. It was a good one! The hike follows a very rugged section of the North Shore, and the scenery was beautiful.

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The trail starts with a few stairs and wooden plank walkways...as one gets further down the trail, the stairs and planks disappear, and most of the walk is on prehistoric lava rock.

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The trail pushes on for only about one mile, but the constant ascents and descents apparently take the wind out of people. Having celebrated last night after the Milwaukee Bucks win, I too felt the wind being yanked out of me the climb to the top.

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On the next image, you can see what is called Palisade Head; I'm hoping to get on that tomorrow during nap time and share some images too.

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Finally, I made my way to Shovel Point. The views are epic. You almost feel like you are standing in front of an ocean. Lake Superior is so vast and large...it's one of those places I feel like I need more of in my life.

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I even found a wildflower way out here on the rocks...I couldn't resist a photo!

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I then took a photo of the point from afar, and another one of the sea caves below...

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Despite being short, it was a haul. I even took a selfie to celebrate the walk. Not a bad hike whatsoever.

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Highly recommended if you ever find your way to this part of the world. This is just one of many wonderful hikes in the area, and I'm looking forward to more explorations before vacation ends.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out mmy work! I hope everyone out there had a wonderful Wednesday too. Until next week...

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