Monday, August 11, 2008

Grand Sable Dunes & Log Slide

These photos are of the Grand Sable Dunes and Log Slide area along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's upper peninsula.

The spot where I was taking the picture from is almost 300 feet from the water below. It is recommended that if you decide to walk, or slide for that matter, down the dunes, and make the walk back up, you should plan on having at least an hour for the return climb, and you should also not have a heart condition. We decided to enjoy the view from above. Maybe next time we visit, we'll ride on one of the charter boats to get the view from down below.

Back in the late 19th century, this spot was used by loggers who rolled and slid the logs down the dunes on a wooden slide to be loaded on lumber schooners waiting in the cold waters below.


Camera Clicker said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It gave me a chance to follow the link and see many of your pictures. You have a great eye and a great camera! I love the fine details. (I've been bemoaning my camera and it's lousy zoom since starting my blog.)
I have family in Michigan too, so I recognized a lot of names of places/towns you mentioned.
I'll be back!

dot said...

Wow, what a beautiful place but I can't imagine sliding down a slope like that.

Andrea said...

That is beautiful. Looks like an interesting place to visit.

Louise said...

Very interesting place! I can imagine walking that far UP in sand would be a killer, but the slide down might be fun! Too bad the UP doesn't come first!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Great photos and great text...I am just back again and catching up on your blog..cheers.

smilnsigh said...

Lovely foggy day photos.

Nope, I'd never want to try to climb back up!!! ,-)

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