Pictured Blue: Miner’s Castle in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Blue, photo by Kiiraaan View this jaw-dropping photo of Miner’s Castle bigger and see more in Kiran’s Landscape slideshow. The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore’s Geology Field Notes page has this barely comprehensible stuff to say about Miner’s Castle: The Miners Castle Member is a soft, crumbly, quartz sandstone (with abundant garnet content) about 140…

Miners Falls in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Wide view of Miners Falls, photo by ChiliFrei64 GoWaterfalling is the go-to place for Michigan waterfalls.  About Miners Falls they write: Miners Falls is located in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. To reach the Falls, take H58 west from Munising. Take H13 north 3.5 miles towards Miners Castle. There is a dirt road on the right…

Chapel Beach – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Chapel Beach – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, photo by Michigan Nut Chapel Rock deservedly gets a lot of attention, but the beach that it’s on is one of Michigan’s coolest, with the rushing chapel river, a lot of great rock formations along a secluded, sandy beach and even a great backcountry camping area. As a bonus,…

Kayaking at Spray Falls in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Kayaking at Spray Falls, photo by Aaron Peterson In Wednesday Waterfall: Spray Falls on his blog Aaron writes: Remote Spray Creek bubbles up somewhere in the middle of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, meanders through miles of maple and beech forest—then flies foam-first over a 50-foot cliff into Lake Superior. Seeing the creek upstream, you’d never…

Grand Sable Lake in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Grand Sable Lake, photo by Gary of the North The Michigan DNR says (in part from this PDF) that Grand Sable Lake: …is a scenic undeveloped lake located in Alger County, about 6 miles southwest of Grand Marais. The 630 acre lake lies within the boundaries of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (PRNL). The shoreline…

Spray Falls in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

“Spray Falls” Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, photo by Michigan Nut. Go Waterfalling’s page on Spray Falls says that: Spray Falls is the remotest, and perhaps the most impressive of the several waterfalls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The 70′ waterfall plunges over the cliffs at Pictured Rocks and lands directly in Lake Superior. The…

Ambience – Tannery Falls (Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – Upper Michigan)

Ambience – Tannery Falls (Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – Upper Michigan), photo by Aaron C. Jors This was supposed to run on Saturday but I guess I didn’t hit the right buttons. One thing that I did so right was pick a time to visit the Pictured Rocks. Almost everywhere we went, we were the…

Sable Falls in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

sable falls #2, photo by ats8110. If you follow this blog, you know that one of my favorite places in Michigan is the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. I am pretty excited to be heading up there this weekend and am therefore declaring the rest of this week “Pictured Rocks Week” on Michigan in Pictures. ;)…

Au Sable Lighthouse, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Au Sable Lighthouse, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, photo by yooper1949 The Au Sable Light Station is located in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and I think that it is the most peaceful setting of any lighthouse I’ve ever visited. Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light page on Au Sable Point Lighthouse agrees, saying that the Lake…

Painted Rocks at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, photo by onewildwest. Here’s a beautiful shot of the amazing colors of the rock at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, likely taken from the Pictured Rocks Boat Cruise. GORP’s page on the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore says: The name “pictured rocks” comes from the streaks of mineral stain that decorate the face…