Monday, May 29, 2017

Sable River and Lake Superior

I spent the first part of the weekend in Lewiston, MI to help my grandson celebrate his birthday.  I didn't take a lot of photos, but will post them tomorrow.  Today I'm posting the rest of the photos from my Sable River hike the other day.  These pictures were taken at the mouth of Sable River.








Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sable River Hike

Today I will post more photos from my hike the other night along the Sable River.

Green, green everywhere!


Tributary creek....



Beaver cutting....


Marsh marigolds....



Sable River...




Beefsteak false morel (do not eat)...
 

Sign about closed area....



Sable Falls...





Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trillium Hike

Last night was a beautiful evening, so I decided to check out the trilliums in the Sable Falls area.

The trilliums are in full bloom....



I finally retired by 12 year old hiking boots.  Last weekend as I drove through Marquette, I stopped by Gander Mountain, which is going out of business.  I was able to buy new boots for 25 percent off.



Apple trees....


Path along Sable River.....







Monday, May 22, 2017

Lake Superior Waves

A few days ago I captured photos of some Lake Superior waves.





The sunset from my house...


Friday, May 19, 2017

Museum Gift Shop is ready for the season

I have spent this week cleaning the museum and getting the gift shop ready for the season.  A rock club from down state is coming north and made an appointment, so I have everything ready to go early this year -- more than a week prior to the official opening on May 28th.  Next week I will start working on the new history display, which will include items donated by the Grand Marais Tavern, which includes artifacts from the previous Sportsmans Restaurant.








Monday, May 15, 2017

Porcupine Mountains -- Day 3

On the third day of hiking the Porkies we first climbed up to Summit Peak.  We did that before, but it was so foggy we could not see the view.  Given that it was a beautiful sunny day, we decided to climb up again.  The top of the tower is 1,958 feet above sea level.






Next, we continued driving west on the South Boundary Road and hiked the Pinkerton Trail to the mouth of the Little Carp River on the shore of Lake Superior.  This trail was a six mile round trip hike.  It was beautiful.

Trail head....

Most of this trail brings you through a mature forest.


Little Carp River...



From the bridge near the end of the trail, this is the view up stream....


Below the bridge there were hundreds of big fish.


From the bridge looking down stream toward Lake Superior....


This hill was covered in trout lilies....


The forest floor was also covered with wild flowers....


.... as well as other plants.


The beach near the river's mouth....



We saw the same fishing boat traveling by....


Helen having fun at our picnic...


Then we headed back to the car.