Lovers Leap in the Pictured Rocks

Lover’s Leap, photo by siskokid Pictured Rocks Tours say legend has it that an Indian couple displayed their love for one another by jumping off the top of this rock arch together. They stress that the water at the base is only a few feet deep, so don’t try it! While Myths and Legends of our … Continue reading Lovers Leap in the Pictured Rocks

Early One February Morning at Little Girl’s Point

Early One February Morning (2), photo by siskokid Jim caught a gorgeous sunrise last February on the shore of Lake Superior at Little Girl’s Point. The article Legendary Little Girl’s Point from the Ironwood Daily Globe says it is located about 21 miles north of Ironwood and was used by the Chippewas for fishing, hunting and … Continue reading Early One February Morning at Little Girl’s Point

Living in the Light at Friends of Miners Memorial Heritage Park

Miners Memorial Heritage Park (2), photo by siskokid I’ve always found snow & cold to be a lot more tolerable when accompanied by a healthy dose of sun & blue skies. About this photo Jim writes: During the recent snowshoe weekend with my buddies Jim, Fred and Roger, we snowshoed the trails of this beautiful … Continue reading Living in the Light at Friends of Miners Memorial Heritage Park

Snow Bound: Winter 2013 forecast to be cold & snowy for Michigan

Snow Bound, photo by siskokid Some of the first snows of the 2012-2013 winter have visited Michigan, so it’s probably a good time to have a look at what Old Man Winter might have up his sleeve this winter. The Winter 2013 forecast from “Caleb Weatherbee”* of the Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a split … Continue reading Snow Bound: Winter 2013 forecast to be cold & snowy for Michigan

Ice is Nice

Lake Superior In January (6), photo by siskokid Today on Absolute Michigan we’re reporting that ice coverage on the Great Lakes is down 71% over the last 40 years. While scientists are certain that will be significant impacts, a lack of research means that the extent of these impacts isn’t clear. Sort of like flying … Continue reading Ice is Nice

Ontonagon Lighthouse: Gateway to Copper Country

Ontonagon Lighthouse, photo by siskokid The Ontonagon Lighthouse is part of the Ontonagon Museum. Their page on the lighthouse explains that: America’s first mineral rush began in earnest with the opening of the Copper District in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the prospectors and mining developers following the Treaty of 1842 with the Ojibwe nation. Suddenly … Continue reading Ontonagon Lighthouse: Gateway to Copper Country

Just After Sunrise: Lake Superior Ice, A Cautionary Tale

Just After Sunrise (2), photo by siskokid. Jim writes that nothing beats the early morning light as it falls on the ice and snow of frozen Lake Superior. He took three shots (#1 and #3) from the beach at Little Girl’s Point in the far western end of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on a … Continue reading Just After Sunrise: Lake Superior Ice, A Cautionary Tale

Gabbro Falls

Gabbro Falls, photo by siskokid. The Go Waterfalling page on Gabbro Falls (located in the western UP near Blackjack Mountain) begins: Gabbro Falls is on the Black River and is as impressive, if not more impressive, than its more celebrated neighbors downstream along the Black River Scenic Byway. This is a largely wild waterfall with … Continue reading Gabbro Falls

March in Michigan

“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” – Lewis Grizzard Every month we post an event calendar on Absolute Michigan that highlights some events from all over the state of Michigan. Our Michigan March Event Calendar features music & entertainment including the Metro Times Blowout in Hamtramck, the Ann Arbor … Continue reading March in Michigan