Thursday, December 22, 2011

Au Sable Lighthouse Trail Hike -- Post 1

A couple of days ago I was able to drive to the logslide parking lot, located around seven miles west of Grand Marais in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Normally, there would be too much snow this time of year to make that drive. I decided to take advantage of it to gain access to the lighthouse hiking trail.

A little way down the trail I was able to get the following shot of Au Sable lighthouse, which was my destination.

Then I pointed the camera to the east to get the following shot of the Grand Sable banks.

Around half way down the trail, after descending down "the hill that never ends," I spotted this carin piled on one of the bridges.  The rocks on the bottom are Jacobesville sandstone, with a granite on top.

As I was getting closer to the lighthouse, I noticed this freighter going by.  It probably won't be too much longer before they will close the locks at Sault Saint Marie.

The last stretch of the trail takes you along the beach.


  1. Just found your blog recently. I am enjoying your hikes along Lake Superior. The Au Sable lighthouse is one I hope to get to visit someday. Thanks for sharing your hike with us.

  2. Karen, I enjoy your posts and beautiful photos of an area I love but seldom get to visit. Down here near Ann Arbor, our weatherman has forecasted some snow for you so I look forward to your next post and photos. Thank you for sharing and have a peaceful holiday.