Category: Hiking

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore — Au Sable Light Station Trail, Shipwrecks, History, a Lighthouse, and views of Lake Superior

Some hikes I have a hard time finding enough photos to use in a post. This time I had the opposite problem. This short hike really packs a punch in terms of scenery. The hike I’m talking about, the Au Sable Light Station hike,… Continue Reading “Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore — Au Sable Light Station Trail, Shipwrecks, History, a Lighthouse, and views of Lake Superior”

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Log Slide Overlook, Grand Sable Dunes

I’ve experienced a lot of “wow” moments while hiking. Usually these come after a long, hard climb to the top of a hill, bluff, or mountain. Rarely are these moments gifted to you after a short walk from your car. In this case, it… Continue Reading “Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Log Slide Overlook, Grand Sable Dunes”

Hiking Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Chapel Falls, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, A Unique Waterfall

This summer I took a trip to Michigan’s upper peninsula to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. This is an area rich with scenery, including numerous waterfalls. In another post, I covered Mosquito Falls, a waterfall accessible by foot in the Chapel Basin area. This… Continue Reading “Hiking Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Chapel Falls, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, A Unique Waterfall”

Wisconsin’s Merrick State Park — The Backwaters of the Mississippi and Surrounding Bluffs

Near the end of the camping season, I had the chance to explore a park that was brand new to me. Located on the backwaters of the Mississippi River just north of Wynona, Minnesota, this park always fell off my radar because of it’s… Continue Reading “Wisconsin’s Merrick State Park — The Backwaters of the Mississippi and Surrounding Bluffs”

Wisconsin’s Potawatomi State Park, Door County, Hiking Along the Shoreline

Door County is one of Wisconsin’s better known tourist destinations, famous for it’s coastal towns, cherries, apples, and fish boils. If you’re looking for an activity a little more in touch with nature while visiting Door County, you don’t need to look far. With… Continue Reading “Wisconsin’s Potawatomi State Park, Door County, Hiking Along the Shoreline”

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Hiking, Mosquito Falls, Michican’s Upper Peninsula

I spend a lot of my time hiking in Wisconsin but sometimes I leave it and hike elsewhere. (Not all that often, though.) It’s fast becoming a tradition in my newly formed family (est. 2019) to take a week long trip each summer for… Continue Reading “Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Hiking, Mosquito Falls, Michican’s Upper Peninsula”