Funny the Plan B topic should come up. Our group had a Maine trip planned back in 2013. We thought it might be worth a try. A few days before we were supposed to leave, it turned warm, rained. Calls to the hotel operators in the area showed very little promise that we would have a successful trip. Were were to leave on Saturday. When I was driving home on the Thursday before, I was talking with my brother, he said, how about the Michigan UP. I said, what difference does it matter which way the trucks head on Saturday, give me an hour. I then called another in our group, he goes be the QR name of Banker. He's at home with access to his computer. He likes the idea and says, give me an hour and I'll call you back. He calls me back in 45 minutes. The UP has snow from Sault Ste. Marie to Wisconsin, first two nights of a saddlebag trip booked. We actually finished planning the route and booking lodging while we were driving there on Saturday morning. Sault Ste. Marie > Grand Marais > Marquette > Tip of the Keewenaw Peninsula > Ironwood > Munising > Sault Ste. Marie. It was a good ride. We hit the snow conditions just perfect. Not much traffic until the Friday afternoon on our way back in.
I told the gang as we have started to talk about the 2021 ride, we may want to dust off that Maine trip just in case.