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yogi59weedr
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05/21/2022 01:52PM  
How is the ride up? As I remember, Hwy 2 up to Hwy 1 is as bumpy as all get out.
Have they worked on that at all? I'm thinking about skirting Duluth and going up to Virginia, then over. I will be pulling a boat.
 
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HowardSprague
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05/21/2022 02:34PM  
I don't remember it being especially bumpy last summer. Parts of it aren't as curvy as it used to be.
 
05/21/2022 04:12PM  
It is not that bad, I drive it a couple times a year pulling a trailer, the area north of White Pine is the worst for 8ish miles.
 
OCDave
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05/21/2022 04:57PM  
Through Virginia always seems a more relaxing drive to me. Duluth to Two Harbors feels like I've entered DeathRace 2000 and have 20 miles of anxiety before getting "North". From the Twin Cities, I feel like I am "North" after passing through Cloquet. Roads are smooth and little traffic to contend with.

Good luck, enjoy your trip.
 
cyclones30
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05/21/2022 07:23PM  
Pulling a boat I'd rather go the Cloquet/Virginia route.

That one section of Hwy 2 the Two Harbors way is real wavy and not much fun. Though it is very quiet and straight. (until on Hwy 1 of course)
 
Ahahn366
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05/21/2022 08:49PM  
Just drove it back from ely today...probilly better the other way
 
Stumpy
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05/22/2022 01:34AM  
Highway 2 to highway 1, is my favorite route.
Been doing that since 1980.
Rarely go through Virginia, unless hitch hiking .... which I haven't done in many years..... Miss that.
 
05/22/2022 06:56AM  
If you're taking about getting to Ely from Duluth. Instead of going to Virginia cut over at Eveleth towards Biwabik then head towards Tower just outside Aurora. Those roads are great plus you get to go through some interest little towns
 
coffeetalk
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05/22/2022 10:38AM  
I just took Hwy 2 home from Ely last week. It was a little out of my way but I wanted to see the Greenwood burn again. Very bumpy I had to slow way down. I wouldn't want to be towing anything.

How about the Vermillion Trail? I use it for my commute to Duluth from the Whiteface Reservoir area. It's a nice highway, good condition and little traffic, especially after you get north of Island Lake. Just a little extra navigating will take you through scenic rural Palo, Aurora, Embarrass, and Babbit then Ely.
 
05/22/2022 11:08AM  
coffeetalk: "I just took Hwy 2 home from Ely last week. It was a little out of my way but I wanted to see the Greenwood burn again. Very bumpy I had to slow way down. I wouldn't want to be towing anything.


How about the Vermillion Trail? I use it for my commute to Duluth from the Whiteface Reservoir area. It's a nice highway, good condition and little traffic, especially after you get north of Island Lake. Just a little extra navigating will take you through scenic rural Palo, Aurora, Embarrass, and Babbit then Ely."
Vermillion Trail is nice Our Cabin is right off of that on Lake Esquagema. Not much on there but a great road
 
05/22/2022 07:47PM  
Sometimes ya just gotta slow down... haha.
 
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