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Duluth or Crosby mid-Sept - Car camping / wet-trail alternate riding suggestions?

I'm thinking of heading for a budget week trip to either Crosby or Duluth and ride as many of the trails as I can. But I'm a conflicted individual. I like primitive camping, scrounging a little firewood, and enjoying the quiet. And I hate paying five buck for five sticks of wood. This doesn't fit well with a car and mtb camping, (and I love a shower after a hard bike ride. Go figure) and I'm not equipped for bike-camping. Actually looking for some fun trails and challenge myself to not get hurt.

There you have it. I'll be riding my rigid Giant Butte w/less than great tires, hiking boots, road helmet, nylon hiking pants. So far I've scanned Jay Cook, Willard Munger State Trail, Matthew Lourey State Trail, but no details yet.

With all the mtb trails up there, the only real concerns I have are:

Duluth: good places to camp, car or short walk-in style, and alternate logging and hunting roads and trails or something in case the weather shuts down the regular trails. Bonus points for firewood, bike shops, outdoor gear shops, easy access grocery stores for ...ummm..stuff I forget to bring or bust, or run out of.

Crosby: alternate logging roads, hunting trails, etc, to ride if the weather closes down the trails.
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I've checked out the local camping close to Duluth and seems everything is $20 a night or more. I guess I'm a little out of touch. That's not bad considering the quality of the campgrounds ... but outa my budget. Looks like the Crosby area for the week. Better choice anyway I guess. Get to see my Mom, already know the campground, don't even have to get back in the car to get to the trails, and I had fun last time I was there.

Still need to find OTH paths in case the trails are wet.
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