Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

    WOW, double WOW, you took over 500 pictures on a 2 and 3/4 hour boat cruise. That's a lot of pictures, like 3 per minute.  Glad we are in the digital age and not using film. But I can see why, wait till you see the pictures. It is very hard to choose a few for our blog. So here goes all 500, just kidding. We tried to pick a few that hopefully will show the beauty of this magnificent national treasure.  Munising MI is in the Upper Peninsular. It is located along the blue green crystal clear waters of Lake Superior. We have now seen all five great lakes. It was a picture perfect day. The multicolored sandstone cliffs run along the lake for about 15 miles. Wind and water shaped the cliffs. The colors are the result of minerals in the rock mixed with water. The park runs for about 40 miles along Lake Superior. There are also several long beaches. In very few spots can you view the cliff from land and only small sections. The best way to view the cliffs is from the water. You can rent sea kayaks, but its a long paddle. It took us about 15 minutes running at 13 mph to start to see the cliffs. There may be some way to get closer to launch a kayak. We saw several small waterfalls and one large falls, called Spray Falls. See www.nps.gov/piro for more info, and  http://www.picturedrocks.com  for info on the boat tour. Sit back and enjoy.

Our ride


See the different color of the water.

You can park near this spot and walk to a platform to view this area.


















The Indian Head


Tropic looking but a cool 48 degrees


We are getting in close






 Check out this tree, on the left are its roots. They were once supported by a arch that collapse 10 years ago.

The Spray  Falls








Light house from the 1800's, one of the lighthouse keeper had 12 children in this little house

2 comments:

  1. GREAT pictures, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Gorgeous looking rocks. I hope to see them one day.

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