A cold rainy day

I went back to the UP for work last week. The trip was timed so I could see some fall color, hopefully. Alas, it was just a little too early. But it was not too early for freezing temperatures!

On the drive back home, I stopped at Pictured Rocks, this time driving out to Miner's Castle instead of taking the boat tour. Before going out to the Miner's Castle overlook, I stopped at Munising Falls. You used to be able to walk behind the falls but that access has been blocked due to the risk of falling rocks.

Due to the drought conditions this summer, the water flow is lighter than usual but its still pretty nice and easy to access.

The falls drop about 50 feet before meandering down towards the Lake Superior coast. From the welcome center at the foot of the park, you can hop on the North Country trail that will start you on the hike through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Maybe next summer...

The foliage back in this canyon is beautiful. A thousand shades of green including this moss growing on the walls of the canyon.
Munising Falls is located within the city limits of Munising, commonly considered the gateway to the Western UP, where "the pretty starts."

Another shot of the falls from below.The walkway to the upper view

I really like this photo even though the focus is off. It was raining and a breezy but I love the framing of the falls in the leaves.

1 comment:

Brian and Becky said...

I am envying all your UP adventures this year! Great pix!