Sturgeon River Gorge: Michigan’s Grand Canyon

Michigan’s -Grand Canyon–2, photo by ShaneWyatt The Ottawa National Forest page on the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness says: The Wild and Scenic Sturgeon River rushes out of the northern portion of this wilderness, over the 20 foot volcanic outcroppings of Sturgeon Falls, and through a gorge that reaches 350 feet in depth and a mile in … Continue reading Sturgeon River Gorge: Michigan’s Grand Canyon

Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Sturgeon River

Along the Sturgeon River, photo by Coder. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States that certain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing condition, and that they … Continue reading Michigan Wild & Scenic Rivers: Sturgeon River

Sturgeon Falls on the West Branch of the Sturgeon River

Falls on the West Branch of the Sturgeon River, photo by Treefarmer. This photo is part of Treefarmer’s Waterfall set (slideshow). Not all are from Michigan, so if you’re feeling exclusive, you can see it in his Upper Peninsula of Michigan set. Go Waterfalling’s page on Sturgeon Falls says: Sturgeon Falls is located in the … Continue reading Sturgeon Falls on the West Branch of the Sturgeon River

Falling back at Sturgeon Falls

Lower Falls Sturgeon Gorge, photo by Shadows in Reflection Say hello to your last early evening light for a while today, and don’t forget to set your clocks back for Daylight Savings Time tonight! Back in May I posted a pic of Sturgeon Falls raging with the spring snowmelt. I thought Michael’s photo provided a … Continue reading Falling back at Sturgeon Falls

Waterfall Wednesday: Sturgeon Falls in Ottawa National Forest

Sturgeon Falls, photo by Wenström I can’t get enough of the great shots of snowmelt-fueled U.P. rivers. Go Waterfalling’s page on Sturgeon Falls says: Sturgeon Falls is located in the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness in Ottawa National Forest. The Sturgeon River has carved out a deep, forested gorge, that is 300 feet deep in some places. The falls are … Continue reading Waterfall Wednesday: Sturgeon Falls in Ottawa National Forest

Thanks for the wilderness, Congressman Dale Kildee!

Sturgeon River Gorge I by David Mayer This week longtime Congressman Dale Kildee passed away. Kildee, uncle of current Flint Representative Dan Kildee, represented Flint for over 30 years earning the nickname “the Cal Ripken of Congress.” He was involved in many efforts including some vital early childhood bills and (of course) auto industry support, … Continue reading Thanks for the wilderness, Congressman Dale Kildee!

Morning on the North Country Trail

Hacking Site Camping Trip, February 2017-25, photo by Nathan Miller Nathan took this photo in the Ottawa National Forest’s Trap Hills along the North Country Trail in winter.The Trail winds 4600 miles through 7 states in America’s northern heartland. It is our longest National Scenic Trail, stretching from New York to North Dakota. Michigan holds more of … Continue reading Morning on the North Country Trail

Perils of Michigan: Quicksand Edition

Sturgeon River, photo by Sven While the ice has melted, leaving the shorelines temporarily free of peril – at least until until bodysurfing season starts – we can take a moment to worry about quicksand. Quicksand in Michigan Streams from Fichigan says: Everything I know about quicksand I learned from Tarzan movies. The main thing to … Continue reading Perils of Michigan: Quicksand Edition

Tumbledown on the Keweenaw Waterway

n2c_101-0545, photo by sgowtham. Gowtham writes that thanks to not so good winter, scorching summer and lack of rains, water level in Portage Canal (near the dredge) was observably low (without that, he probably wouldn’t have gotten this picture). Wikipedia says that The Keweenaw Waterway: … is a partly natural, partly manmade waterway which cuts … Continue reading Tumbledown on the Keweenaw Waterway