Just a few more miles to Silverwood and the demon railroad crossing. We first heard about this particular crossing from some cyclists in St Croix WI. Our Warmshowers hosts, Jay and Pam live in the brick house on the right. They started hosting injured cyclists who had fallen when their tires were swallowed by the tracks. (One of the first lessons I learned as a cyclist was to cross RR trails at a 90-degree angle.) They've had to call 911 for an ambulance a couple of times.
Jay and Pam live on 30 acres. When they purchased the property in the late 80s, it was empty grassland. They planted 1000 pine trees every year for the next 8 years. Today there is a mown trail through the woods with little alcoves of seating and this perfect campsite. There was a double-size hammock, wooden swing, fire pit with an available pile of wood, benches, and chairs. It was cool (the heat spell has broken), breezy, quiet, and just about perfect.
Jay and Pam, thanks so much for one of our best camping nights ever.