Breaking Fall at Gerlach Point

Breaking Fall – Gerlach Point, photo by Aaron C. Jors Gerlach Point is located east of Miner’s Beach in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. View Aaron’s photo from fall of 2015 bigger, see more in his Michigan slideshow, and view & purchase more photos at Aaron C. Joors Photography. Lots more from Pictured Rocks on Michigan in … Continue reading Breaking Fall at Gerlach Point

Winter Tannins – Tahquamenon Falls

Winter Tannins – Tahquamenon Falls, photo by Aaron C. Jors Wikipedia’s entry on the Tahquamenon River explains that because the headwaters of the river are located in a boreal wetland that is rich in cedar, spruce and hemlock trees, the river’s waters carry a significant amount of tannin in solution  and are often brown or golden-brown in … Continue reading Winter Tannins – Tahquamenon Falls

Mercurial Dawn II – Five Mile Point

Mercurial Dawn II – Five Mile Point, photo by Aaron C. Jors Aaron took this shot back in September of 2011 at Five Mile Point near Christmas, MI in the Hiawatha National Forest. View his photo bigger and see more in his Michigan slideshow. You can also view & purchase Mercurial Dawn I and some other very … Continue reading Mercurial Dawn II – Five Mile Point

The Only Choice: Seul Choix

Boulder Splash – Seul Choix Point (Gulliver, MI), photo by Aaron C. Jors Wikipedia’s entry for Seul Choix Light begins: This location is the only harbor of refuge in a long and dangerous stretch of coast; the translation of the French name is “only choice” so it is clear that it was used as a refuge … Continue reading The Only Choice: Seul Choix

Know Your Michigan Waterfalls: Morgan Falls Edition

Calming Currents – Morgan Falls (Marquette, MI), photo by Aaron C. Jors GoWaterfalling’s page on Morgan Falls explains that: Morgan Creek tumbles 20 feet into the Carp River, creating this small wild waterfall. This is one of the more accessible of the Marquette waterfalls. The more impressive, but much hard to visit Carp River Falls … Continue reading Know Your Michigan Waterfalls: Morgan Falls Edition

Waterfall Wednesday: Greenstone Falls

All About Fall – Greenstone Falls (Porcupine Mountains State Park – Upper Michigan), photo by Aaron C. Jors GoWaterfalling’s minor waterfalls page says: Greenstone Falls is a small scenic falls on the Little Carp River. The falls is about 20′ wide, and less than 10′ high. This is the most easily reached of the “backcountry” … Continue reading Waterfall Wednesday: Greenstone Falls

Gabbro Falls and the Black River Scenic Byway

From Above – Gabbro Falls (Black River – Upper Michigan), photo by Aaron C. Jors Gabbro Falls is one of several very nice waterfalls on the Black River. Others are Great Conglomerate Falls, Gorge Falls, Potawatomi Falls, Sandstone Falls and Rainbow Falls – click that link for more info from GoWaterfalling.com. The Black River Scenic … Continue reading Gabbro Falls and the Black River Scenic Byway

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

Reflecting Light – Eagle Harbor Lighthouse (Eagle Harbor, MI), photo by Aaron C. Jors. Our tour of the lighthouses of the Keweenaw Peninsula with Aaron Jors continues with the light at Eagle Harbor. The Eagle Harbor Lighthouse from Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light tells of the first light built in 1850 at the western point of … Continue reading Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

Sunrise at Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Bounded Light – Copper Harbor Lighthouse (Copper Harbor, MI), photo by Aaron C. Jors. The Freep had a feature on the most romantic places to visit in Michigan. I was happy to see that two of their 5 sunset spots were in my native Leelanau Peninsula. There’s bunches of Leelanau on Michigan in Pictures, so … Continue reading Sunrise at Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Loop and Swirl – Superior Falls (Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Border)

Loop and Swirl – Superior Falls (Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Border), photo by Aaron C. Jors. On Saturday we dove into Mittengate – the lighthearted battle between Michigan & Wisconsin over the Badger State’s use of the mitten in tourism promotion. To help keep the cheese-loving hordes at bay, we’re lucky to have the Montreal River and … Continue reading Loop and Swirl – Superior Falls (Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Border)