7/14/2013

July 11, 2013 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

We slept in this morning and just hung out.  After lunch we headed to the Pictured Lakes National Seashore.  Our first stop was at the Miners Castle area and visitor center.

I found this to be pretty interesting:

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Lake Superior was given the name Kitchi Gummi by the First Nation Peoples, meaning “Great Waters”

We took the trail to see Miners Falls.  These falls are on the Miners River and drop about 40’.  The river then flows into Lake Superior.  Beautiful:

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An interesting tree along the way - almost looks like it can walk:

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This area has so many waterfalls - we could spend a summer just exploring them. Smile

We made our way to the Miners Castle overlook - oh my - how about the color and clarity of that water.  The Miners Castle formation is on the upper part of this cove.  It was named by Englishman Alexander Henry’s employees when they were exploring this area for minerals in 1771.  Though no minerals were ever found, the name “Miners” remained.:

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Sea caves beneath the formation:

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All I can say is OH MY!!!

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More of the Pictured Cliffs in the distance:

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From there we went to Miners Beach and I just had to put my feet in Lake Superior - Smile:

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Grand Island:

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Notice the flag on the sandbar:

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Beautiful beaches:

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WOW!!

We headed back home and had a wonderful evening by the fire.

Here is our little spot in the woods:

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The campground road - many of the sites are secluded off this road:

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Our backyard with our supply of wood and Andy cutting it all down:

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I will bet that he had a great view:

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We made reservations for a ranger led boat trip tomorrow to the Pictured Rocks so stay tuned and enjoy today.

Once again in human figure,

Full in sight ran on before him,

Sped away in gust and whirlwind,

On the shores of Gitche Gumee,

Westward by the Big-Sea-Water,

Came unto the rocky headlands,

To the Pictured Rocks of sandstone,

Looking over lake and landscape.

(From “Hiawatha” by Henry W. Longfellow - 1855)

1 comment:

Judy and Emma said...

Thanks for the "Hiawatha" quote. Very cool.