2021 BWCA Wildfires Force a Sylvania Trip
We left for Sylvania on Sunday around 9:30 AM after loading my canoe on the car. The more leisurely start was possible because of the shorter trip to Ironwood, MI. We arrived at The Indianhead Motel in Ironwood around 4 PM. It is an older, independent motel on route 2 that had recently been purchased by a Florida transplant from its long-time owners. Our double queen suite was on the end of the U-shaped motel close to the street. The living room was nice for the extra room we wanted. We'd planned to compare pack contents and leave behind duplicate items, but we were too tired to do this and we eventually realized that it was unnecessary. We simply talked about what we had and consolidated the little we needed to do the next day. We drove to several places looking for dinner, but found that most were closed except for the Iron Nugget in nearby Hurley. They said that they were short-staffed, but we did not have to wait too long to be seated nor was the service or food lacking in any way. We both talked with our wives later before bed. Our particular location proved to be a bit unfortunate at 3 AM when a trash truck backed in to empty the nearby dumpster.