Section 8 of the North Country Trail

Section 8 of my hike across the U.P. on the North Country Trail is done. 

 

There are about 400 miles of NCT in the Upper Peninsula and I have been chipping away at them all summer and fall. This section went through Old Victoria on the western side of the U.P. and it might have been my favorite section yet! The trail spends a couple days winding up and down huge escarpments with the biggest views I've seen in Michigan. Then it took me through the old abandoned mining town of Victoria and what's left of its mining buildings. 

 

When I say the trail took me through the abandoned mining buildings I mean it literally took me through the remains of this building. There are blazes painted on the doorway and on a tree inside that was growing up through the concrete floor.