A pretty drive northeast from Munising took us to the Miner's Castle trailhead. Miner's Castle is a rock formation on the cliffs of Lake Superior. The views were wonderful today.
|Miner's Castle rock formation, Lake Superior|
|Fall colors against Lake Superior blue|
|Map showing Pictured Rocks Escarpment|
|Us enjoying our hike|
|Trail to Miner's Falls|
|Miner's Fall from top lookout|
|Miner's Falls from the lookout across from it.|
|Looking up on our hike back to the car we see this!|
Then we were off to line up for our spot on the Grand Marais (our boat). Actually, two boats went out for the 2 p.m. cruise. Looks like a lot of people didn't want to go out on 5-7' swells yesterday and opted to go today instead. Sounds familiar, right?
Off we go to cruise...
|Where we start in Munising|
|We will be on the Grand Marais, large boat, back right.|
|Sand bar near shore here.|
|Jasper Falls, seasonal. Had rain, now there's a waterfall.|
|Miner's Castle on the right, from the water|
|The colors in the rocks are made when certain minerals|
leach out of the rock. Black is from manganese,
red and/or orange = iron, white is from calcium,
blue or green is from copper.
|Mineral seepage creates works of art|
|This one looks like a painting.|
|One of the arches - Lover's Leap (but don't leap the |
water is only two feet deep under the arch!)
|Indian Head Point|
|Spray Falls from a different angle|
|Brave Lake Superior kayaker|
|Lighthouse built in a schoolhouse style|
|800' walk to Munising Falls|
|Me at Munising Falls|
|Wagner Falls close up|
|Bob at Wagner Falls|
|Beautiful Wagner Falls|
|Interesting how little this waterfall has changed over the years.|
|Only part of the falls was in sun, so |
Bob captured what he could.
|Back-in sites overlooking the lake (our view from pull-through)|
|FHU pull-through sites|
|Our pull-through site - #81|
|Back in site with lake access - gorgeous.|
|Our view of beautiful pines and the lake.|
|Bowie was not sleeping...just winding up|
|Sunnie on top of the fridge, Bowie on couch|
|Headstand on the couch.|
Travel Bug out.