Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore H58 West Drive

When driving home from the Escanaba show, I decided to take Forest Highway 13 to H58 and drive through the national park.  There was still a lot of snow on the road two weeks ago, but that is no longer the case.  In fact there was almost no snow, even on the side of the road.

First I drove into Twelve Mile Beach.  Here is a photo of the white birches.

Then I drove through the campground.  At first I stopped to investigate the ground's surface.  It looks like snow, but in fact the white looking surface is a dusting of fine sand, most likely left over from the snow pack that melted so quickly dumping the silt that it contained.

Then I continued driving east on H58.

The parking lot at Sullivan's Landing is now open.

I didn't walk down to the steps, but there is now beach access from the parking lot. 

Plus there are viewing platforms.

This will be a great place for enjoying the shoreline.

Next I stopped at the Log Slide.  There is evidence of a lot of downed trees left over from the fall storms.

Although there were barriers up, snowmobiles somehow still drove right up to the viewing platform.  I really wish that those who ride snowmobiles would be more respectful.

I will never get tired of looking at the Grand Sable Banks from the perspective of the Log Slide.

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