Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Big Bay Adventure -- Post 1

This past weekend my sister, Diana, came up from Holland, MI to enjoy our fifteenth year of exploring the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  This year we chose to rent a house on Independence Lake in Big Bay, MI.  This remote little village is located 25 miles northwest of Marquette.  The town surrounds Independence Lake with a large spit of land that separates it from Lake Superior.

When we left Grand Marais driving on H58 West, our first stop was at Sullivan's Landing -- the overlook located between the Hurricane River and Twelvemile Beach in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

The mouth of Sullivan Creek....

Fall color intensity varied during our travels from mostly spent to full color to mostly green.  We did enjoy the areas with color.  This year the reds are especially nice.

We next drove through the white birches at Twelvemile Beach.

Diana had never been to the Beaver Basin overlook, so we drove in the few miles, enjoyed the great fall colors from the top of an escarpment, and had lunch.

To be continued tomorrow.....

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