Pictured Rocks - A tour from Grand Marais to Munising

Started Aug 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Peteo Senior Member • Posts: 1,865
Pictured Rocks - A tour from Grand Marais to Munising

I've spend lots of days hiking and backpacking at Pictured Rocks in Michigan's Upper Peninsula but a bucket list item for me was to hike the entire 45 mile length from Grand Marais to Munising.  Well I can now chalk that one off the list as my wife and two of our good friends joined us for the trip.  Thought I'd share some of the beautiful highlights along the journey.

All photos taken with my Pentax MX-1 which came highly recommended by this group as a great lightweight camera for backpacking.

If anyone ever heads this way and is looking for more information on the Pictured Rocks area let me know.  I'd be glad to help or join you.

Thanks for looking,


Starting Fresh

Daytime Moon

Au Sable Lighthouse in the distance

Grand Sable Sand Dunes

Au Sable Lighthouse

Stairway up the lighthouse

View through lighthouse window

View back to where we game from

Lake Superior on a beautiful day!

The lighthouse again

One more of the lighthouse

They actually have volunteer's stay and the lighthouse and give tours.  No pay, but you get to stay for a month free in a very beautiful location.  I'll be looking into this when I retire!

Flowers (not sure what type)

A little humor!

Filtering water

Beautiful sunny day on the beach

First day sunset was amazing

One of the many cool flowers along the way

Second day sunset

Our Hilton

Spray Falls in the morning fog

The Motley Crue

Chapel Rock

Hurricane River

The start of the grand cliffs

Yep, the water is as cold as it looks!

Foggy day three

One of the many tour boats

Edge of the Grand Portal.  The other hikers give you a perspective of the height which is a tad over 200 feet

The direction we're heading

Mosquito River with some Zen rocks


Looking back at the Grand Portal

One of the many bridges crossing the many rivers

Miners Castle

I'm in the neon green posing with my hiking buddy Ed

My wife the trooper

Munising Falls at the end of the trip

A much earned celebration beer at the end of the journey

Thanks again!

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