GSM 2015 July Pictured Rocks MI - Day 1 AM
Nov 27, 2015Public
Photo: Wagner Creek near the parking lot, just below Wagner Falls.
Photo: Wagner Creek crosses Michigan Highway 94 just south of Munising, MI.
Photo: Scenic Wagner Falls is nestled amongst virgin pine and hemlock trees. There is a small parking area and a half-mile trail with an observation deck overlooking the falls.
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Photo: A short boardwalk leads to the falls. It is a pleasant walk and a pretty waterfall.
Photo: "What a wonderful, quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life these lovely falls are!"
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Photo: Boardwalk trail to Grand Island Harbor Overlook - just off MI highway just west of Munising, MI
Photo: A trail though the woods leads to a viewing platform with a majestic view of this large harbor and nearby Grand Island.
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Photo: View from Grand Island Harbor Overlook. Grand Island itself is on the left; the mainland on the right (and in the foreground).
Photo: The following morning we sailed through this harbor on our excursion of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Photo: Sunday morning July 19, as we prepare to board the excursion boat for viewing the Pictured Rocks National Seashore.
Photo: View from the excursion boat across the marina back to Munising.
Photo: Ly & Deb forgot to account for the shift to Eastern Time. Although they arrive just after our boat has pushed off, it comes back to board them. (We all cheer as they arrive!)
Photo: Munising, MI
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Photo: Munising Mill Power Plant is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by Neenah Paper (which was recently spun off from Kimberly-Clark) in Munising, Michigan.
Photo: The plant provides power to Neenah's Munising paper mill. Note stockpile of coal on the right.
Photo: We head out through the channel, with Grand Island on the left and the Pictured Rocks Lakeshore on the right.
Photo: A look back at Munising. A National Park Service authorized concessioner operates a non-stop boat tour of the Pictured Rocks cliffs. The cruises leave from Munising (late May to mid October) for a water view of the Pictured Rocks.
Photo: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a U.S. National Lakeshore on the shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Photo: Miners Castle is the most famous formation of the Pictured Rocks.
Photo: Erosion over long periods of time has created the interesting rock formations that give this place its name. A rockfall in 2006 dramatically changed the look of Miners Castle.