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Great Lakes tour – day 15

Destination – Philly – back home now – took the turnpike from Pittsburgh all the way to Philly. – 300 miles and $30 – fortunately we followed a car through easy-pass and avoided the toll. Here’s a quick recap of the trip: – 15 days, 3000 miles – swam in all 5 Great Lakes – […]

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Great Lakes tour – day 14

Destination – Pittsburgh – after leaving put in bay, we headed east towards Pittsburgh – trip is basically over. Nothing to see in ohio because Ohio is one of the worst states – an old good friend and roommate from college named Justin is from there – over the past 9 years we lost touch […]

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Great Lakes tour – day 13

Destination – put in bay ohio So… Lake Erie is fucking gross. Bacteria levels so high it’s unsafe for people to swim in it. Fuck it though… We swam anyway. So we officially swam in all 5 Great Lakes. In Ohio we kept seeing signs for something called “put in bay”. I had no clue […]

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Great Lakes tour – day 12

Destination – Chelsea Michigan – we checked out the Harley museum real quick. Ill have a full post about that later – we left Milwaukee and took a ferry directly across Lake Michigan to the other side – it was badass. Called the lake express. It was $150. Went 40mph and was a hovercraft – […]

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Great Lakes tour – day 11

Destination – Milwaukee Wisconsin – Wisconsin: where the men are men and the women are full of cheese – generally this state blows – then we got into Milwaukee and it was awesome – one of our buddies we went to college with lives there so we stayed and caught up with him. – we […]

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Great Lakes tour – day 10

Destination – two rivers Wisconsin Yea we drank too much in Milwaukee trying to make the post from yesterday… Milwaukee is wayyyy cooler than Green Bay. Green Bay can suck a dick. So… We did stuff. Hangover pending… we’ll update tomorrow.

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Great Lakes tour – day 9

Destination – pictured rocks national lakeshore again So we met a 21yr old dude named Blake from this little town here called Christmas. Super nice dude. He camped with us the other night. He’s a local here at pictured rocks. He showed us some badass shit. He said he used to swim distance competitively… And […]

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Great Lakes tour – day 8

Destination – pictured rocks national lakeshore – we made our way to pictured rocks which is a national park which borders the south end of Lake Superior. – crazy 300 ft tall cliffs that go down into the lake – water is insane crystal clear – hung out and took a mid day nap at […]

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Great Lakes tour – day 7

Destination – Grand Maris Michigan – woke up on the beach and a maintenance guy called the cops on us but cops never came – headed north back over the 5 mile mackinaw bridge towards pictured rocks national lakeshore in the upper peninsula of Michigan. – mackinaw city is a horrible tourist trap. Never go […]

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Great Lakes tour – day 6

Destination: Mackinaw City, Michigan ‘Where the men are men and so are the women’. – guy at the lunch spot stop. We tried to get up and out of Leno’s place before he got up and pulled another wild card on us. It was a 3 mile dirt road back to a real road. We […]

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Great Lakes tour – day 5

Destination – Sault Ste. Marie Things got real weird last night… Real weird. We met some random old dude named Leno on a harley at a strip club. He told us we could camp at his place… So we took him up on it. His place was on a bad ass lake. He’s basically bi-polar. […]

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Great Lakes Tour – day 4

Destination – Massey Ontario We woke up at 5:45am on the Georgian Bay to rain and heavy wind. Ed’s rain fly ripped in the wind so he wasn’t a happy camper. We were up early to catch the ferry to Manatouin island which we just made. It pretty much rained off and on the entire […]

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Great Lakes tour – day 3

Destination – Bruce peninsula again Damn, this day was awesome. – we swam in this place called the grotto in Bruce national park. (Lake Huron) It had carribean looking water and cliffs. Tons of people – we cliff jumped for a while. It was pretty epic – our cycles are running solid which is nice […]

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Great Lakes tour – day 2

Destination – Bruce peninsula – after leaving buffalo, we crossed into Canada and swam in lake Ontario. It was insane cold – our buddy Ryan from Chicago is joining us on half of our trip. We met him up in Canada – 3 of us made our way up in to the Bruce peninsula. It’s […]

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Great Lakes tour – day 1

Destination – buffalo ny Shit. Off to a rocky start. – we left sat instead of fri – night before leaving I dropped a bolt into my engine while double checking valves. It fell down the center cavity into the crankcase. By a miracle of god I fished it out somehow… – morning we left […]

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Philly to Great Lakes – Route

Adam and I are doing this trip beginning August 9th to the 25th. Should be pretty fun to see the upper peninsula of Michigan and all the great lakes. We’ll be taking mostly back roads, a couple ferry’s, and just living free. Let us know if you know of anything cool along the way to […]