Sunday, October 23, 2011

September vacation, part 3

Last leg of the trip was to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park

beach at Point Betsie
everything fits in the trunk of a Sentra!
dune buggy wheelchair
on Lake Michigan
Scott trying out Lkae Michigan
mushroom in the sand
beach picnic
beach on Lake Michigan
on the Dune trail
hiking the Dune trail, about 200feet up, looking back at our car
top of the dunes
"Rescue fees will e charged"
doesn't look like much, but that's a 500foot drop to the water
Looking across Sleeping bear dune
overlooking Lake MIchigan
My favorite barn, ever
just in case it wasn't obvious...
taking the wheel
Edvard Munch, yes?
a plover "nest"
Seney NWR, on the way to Sleeping Bear

Another shot of Seney NWR

September vacation, part 2b

Too many picture to put on one post, so here are more shots from Picture Rocks
another view of the beach at the campsite
smooth beach rocks
Scott at Miners' Castle
Miners' Castle
very impressive beaver dam, about 4 feet high and 30ish feet long
Me on the Grand portal loop, our 10 mile dayhike. I'm just cold and dressing in layers, not homeless.
Mosquito River flowing into Superior
Mosquito Beach
a rock shelf
cliff diving
more cliff diving
Grand portal point, our picnic spot
view of the colored cliffs (aka pictured rocks)
on lunch break
more picture of the cliffs
start of the Grand Portal Loop
Scott hiking
eroded cliffs
On Chapel Beach looking toward the cliffs
Chapel River flowing into Superior
Chapel Rock
awesome root from Chapel Rock to the mainland

chilly morning hike

September vacation, part 2a

Next Stop: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

We spent 3 nights in this lovely park along the Superior coast of the UP. Quiet, beautiful place.
view from the bluff behind our campsite
Scott's mad firestarting skills
little waterfall in the park
Scott birding
sandy beach between the Log Slide and Au Sable Point
more Sable Beach
Au Sable light house
More lighthouse
On the lighthouse graounds
picnic on the lighthouse graounds
Cool mushrooms
on the cliff looking towards the lighthouse
dunes and Log slide
beach behind our campsite

Grand Marais jetty