Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

From Mackinac Island we’ve headed north and west into the Upper Peninsula (UP) to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior,  the third Great Lake we will have seen on this trip.     We found a Munising city run RV campground right on the shore of Lake Superior that will be our home base for a few days.  

 

The Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse built in 1863 and seen on our way out of the bay.

The Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse built in 1863 and seen on our way out of the bay.

A small cove that our captain pulled into

A small cove that our captain pulled into

A very sweet camping spot.  Notice the root system of tree on right extending over to mainland

A very sweet camping spot. The tree on the balanced rock has its root system extend mid-air all the way over to the mainland.

Munising is where all the fun activities related to Pictured Rocks take place.   Since there was a cold front and rain moving in we decided to act quickly and go on a  sunset cruise to see the beautiful sandstone cliffs overlooking Lake Superior.

Unfortunately the clear skies didn’t hold out and the cliffs weren’t as brilliant as they usually are, but hey, this is Lake Superior in early June.   According to a local, the lake still had ice in it last year at this time and the boats were not able to go out until mid-June.    The snowy patches we saw made us appreciate how harsh this area is and the captain stated that water temperatures rarely make it above 44 F .

Our waitress at the Dogpatch Restaurant asked what on earth we were doing up there when she saw that we were from Florida.  Why, we’re escaping the heat and it’s working!

Sunset over Lake Superior

Sunset over Lake Superior

 

 

One response to “Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

  1. Perhaps it wasn’t as bright a day as hoped for… but the scenery looks fantastic!

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