H-58 isn’t the only road between Grand Marais and Munising with beautiful old stumpfields softened by time and vegetation. South of Grand Marais a few miles is the junction with the Adams Trail – always, by the way, the Adams Trail, never just Adams Trail. Forty years ago the old road was pretty miserable, dusty washboard, punishing to vehicles, drivers, and passengers.
In the intervening decades, new growth has grown up along much of the way, providing shade, and even where open land (my favorite part) lies on both sides, the road -- still unpaved -- is remarkably smooth and easy.
Besides sculpturally weathered stumps, a few small ponds and lakes vary the scenery. A beaver lodge we remembered from last year was still in place, but we saw no recent signs of gnawed trees along the road this year.