Friday, March 2, 2018

Autumn Colors #8 - Presque Isle

This is the final posting in the nine-part series – Autumn Colors. We have explored a number of area state and national parks, and nature preserves in this series.  Postings started on November 9, 2017.  (If you want to see those posted recently – go into the Blog archives).  This has been a great “tour” of some of the many wonderful places – so close to home!

Presque Isle River is at the very western tip of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Norther Michigan. The whole area, miles and miles and miles of scenic beauty, is a fantastic place to spend days hiking.

The river tumbles over several waterfalls and rapids as it races to meet Lake Superior.  The largest of the falls is named – Manabezho, after a powerful spirit-god of the native Ojibwa people.  Presque Isle River is one of Michigan’s wildest rivers!  The photos don’t do justice to the beauty all around and the sounds of thundering waters.

Just ahead - Lake Superior!