You get the feeling that people are not that interested in “roughing it” anymore.
Good timing happens once in a while.
The exception is the beginning of Lake Superior: the road becomes windy with high cliffs to one side and surprisingly high hills in the distance framing the horizon.
What we didn’t know when we planned our stay was that it coincided with the 2016 Montreal Marathon. Do a lot of people run in this marathon? Oh, I’d said so: how about 30,000?
Once in Manitoba, we will come across some pretty lousy highway conditions, worse even than those found in Quebec, as hard as it is to believe.
…while we can confirm that the natural beauty of much of Canada and the United States is there for the enjoying, a lot of the natural hidden beauty also exists in the hearts and minds of thousands of people “out there”.
The beautiful thing about this hike is the fact that it provides “end of hike vistas” throughout. You don’t have to trek five miles before going “Ah ha! Beautiful!”