Published August 29, 2010, 12:00 AM

Photo Gallery: Hiking around Lake Superior


Kate Crowley and Mike Link hike along a beach on Lake Superior in Ontario’s Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on Aug. 21. That was day 115 of their 4½-month hike around Lake Superior. They had covered 1,252 miles at that time, and they plan to finish the walk Sept. 18 in Duluth. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)

  • Kate Crowley and Mike Link hike along a beach on Lake Superior in Ontario’s Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on Aug. 21. That was day 115 of their 4½-month hike around Lake Superior. They had covered 1,252 miles at that time, and they plan to finish the walk Sept. 18 in Duluth. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)
  • A 10-point whitetail buck pauses along the shore of Lake Superior at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. The buck swam across a large bay of the lake and paused near shore while Mike Link and Kate Crowley were hiking a lakeshore trail. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)
  • At a break along their walk around Lake Superior, Kate Crowley and Mike Link pull gear from their packs. The couple has hiked from 12 to 15 miles a day since starting April 29 in Duluth. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)
  • Kate Crowley checks a trail sign in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park near Thunder Bay, Ontario. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)
  • Kate Crowley and Mike Link edge down a rock on the Kabeyun Trail along Lake Superior in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park near Thunder Bay, Ontario. They have hiked all kinds of terrain in their 1,800-mile trek around Lake Superior. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)
  • At a steep section of slick rock on a trail at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Mike Link steadies his wife, Kate Crowley, as she climbs down the rock while holding onto a rope. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)
  • Mike Link finds some soft rocks and a comfortable log pillow for a catnap after lunch. He and Kate Crowley were hiking a trail along Lake Superior in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park near Thunder Bay. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)
  • Kate Crowley shoots video of a bay on Lake Superior during a hike at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Crowley and her husband, Mike Link, are documenting their trek around Lake Superior, which started April 29 in Duluth. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)
  • A 10-point whitetail buck in velvet checks out the shoreline after swimming across a broad bay of Lake Superior. The buck came near shore where Mike Link and Kate Crowley were hiking on their walk around Lake Superior. (Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com)
  • Kate Crowley
  • Mike Link