One of the most iconic views of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Miners Castle offers visitors stunning views and a glimpse into the rich history of the area.
The isolation of dispersed camping is the perfect cure to the hustle of every day. It's remote, quiet, and provides campers with the opportunity to reconnect with nature. From his previous years of backpacking, Steve was already hooked on dispersed camping but I had not experienced it until 2010. I immediately fell in love and... Continue Reading →
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is known for its stunning rock formations, massive cliffs, and elegant waterfalls. It is an outdoor adventurers dream paradise. Nature's finest. Sable Falls is no exception. From 2014 Located on the east side of the park near Grand Marais, Sable Falls drops over 75 feet over sandstone formations on its way... Continue Reading →
From the sandy beaches on the Great Lakes to the massive dunes that tower above them, Michigan has some incredibly beautiful sandscapes. When you mention these sandy terrains to someone from Michigan, it's likely that they think of the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes or Silver Lake Sand Dunes. But the one that stands out most... Continue Reading →
Located in Sequoia National Park is the world's largest tree. Standing 275 feet tall and over 36 feet in diameter at the base, General Sherman is one impressive sight to see. Sequoia National Park is also known as a land of giants. And it's easy to see why. With an entire park designed around the... Continue Reading →
Buried within the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a picturesque lighthouse known as Au Sable Lightstation. This 144-year-old active lighthouse provides visitors with beautiful views of Lake Superior and a history of the area. Built in 1874 on Au Sable Point, this lighthouse was intended to not only eliminate a "dark spot" in the 80 mile... Continue Reading →
Located in Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Pyramid Point is a moderate hike with a stunning view of Lake Michigan. The trailhead is located off of Basch Road, about 10 minutes north of Glen Arbor. There were maps available at this location that show the 2.7 mile loop as well as a the .6... Continue Reading →
We decided to take the 5.2 mile round trip hike to Abram's Falls. The trail has a total elevation gain of 675 feet with the first part being almost entirely up hill. It's a bit rocky but nothing compared to the Appalachian trail we had hiked part of the day before.
Hiking the Pictured Rocks - really hiking - is amazing. It is one of the trips that will stick with me forever. Two hundred foot cliffs, numerous waterfalls, lake shore as far as the eye can see and mountainous dunes.