Route: I-96 to US 23 to I-75 to ON 17
|Also, collected Michigan termini for Dan Garnell. See (from south to north): M-108, M-28, M-129, BS I-75 in SSM|
|The explorers, Kevin and Neil, ready to take off for their journey!|
|No, this wasn't posed at all!|
|The Mackinac Bridge, from the south.|
|Northbound on the bridge.|
|On the north side is US 2's northern terminus. Also, the Lake Michigan and Lake Huron Circle Tours divide here.|
|The toll plaza for the International Bridge at the north end of I 75.|
|In Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, these shields with English and French words pointed toward ON 17.|
|The routes to 17 North and 17 East diverge. We stay with the Lake Superior Circle tour|
|Entering Lake Superior Provincial Park.|
|Our turnoff of ON 17. We followed a gravel road 14 km through the wilderness to our trailhead on Lake Superior.|
|Setting off into the woods! (A sign says bears are in the vicinity.)|
Route: ON 17 to I-75 to US 23 to I-96
|Ascending the International Bridge from Canada|
|Crossing the border!|
|A "laker" ship approaches the Soo Locks with iron from Duluth.|
|The border inspection station..|
|Second exit in Michigan; goes to the south side of SSM. Hmm... no route marker, just the beginning of the Lake Huron Circle Tour. From the other direction, it's marked as Bus Spur 75.|
|Getting back on I-75 in SSM. Any one know who Prentiss Brown is? Go Red Wings!|
|Canada is now the northbound control city. Guess it's better than Sault Ste Marie!|
|Business Spur 75 ends.|
|Southbound across the Macinac bridge.|
|The beginning of US 31 is just a few miles south of US 23's terminus in Macinac City. Find more terminus pictures at Dale Sanderson's site for US 23 or US 31.|
Kevin had a gay landlord, so we thought it would be funny to take a picture of the Gaylord sign, then squeeze "land" into the middle!
We never did.
|Approaching the northern terminus of US 127. Until only a few weeks before my trip, US 27 was signed up here, but the highway had been recently changed over. More US 127 terminus pictures at Dale Sanderson's.|
|Closer to the US 127 intersection.|
|Kevin looks a bit rougher upon return to Detroit|
|So do I, I suppose, but no worse for wear.|
|Leaving Detroit, I found a monster intersection where I-96, I-275, I-696 and M-5 came together.|
|M-5 ends at 14 Mile Rd? I wonder if they keep this sign updated at the M-5 freeway is extended. BTW, M-5 is E-W east of here and N-S north of here.|
|This big intersection is also the northern terminus of I-275.|
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