Sunday, July 10, 2022
Temperature 81 Degrees, Abundant Sunshine, Partially Cloudy, Mild Wind
Waterfalls in the Munising Region
Ah, what a way to begin the day. The RV park had a waffle and pancake breakfast between 8 and 10 am. I mean, goodness gracious, why cook when someone else can do it for you. So, along with a few of our fellow campers we had a delicious and hearty breakfast for a very reasonable price.
Returning to Elvira we settled in and prepared to attend church. However, that never happened today. It was such a beautiful day we both decided to make it a final day of sightseeing. It would have been nice to just sit outside but not with the ever present, ever hungry bugs swarming all around. So sightseeing it was.
Where to go? What to do? Let’s go find some waterfalls! And that dear friends is exactly what we did. Come on, we’ll share our day with you through our pictures.
This was our first stop. This scenic waterfall that drops 20 feet is nestled in among old growth hemlock and pine trees. A short walk on a paved path and a boardwalk leads to the waterfall.
This was such a tiny waterfall that it didn’t even have a marker for it. We finally found out that it is Scott Falls. The falls drop about 10 feet over a sandstone cliff into a a small pool. It is right alongside the road but because of its size it is easily missed. Ask me how I know!
This is AuTrain Falls which drops a total of about 50 feet. This one took a bit of doing to get to. However, it was oh so worth it.
It was down there and to the right. It might not look too steep, but oh it was. Of course you know the old saying, what goes down must go up. So down we went, then back up we came but moving really, really slow!
And now a few from our prior travels.
This, again, is Munising Falls. This waterfall drops 50 feet over a sandstone cliff into a pool below
and then becomes a gurgling brook that eventually flows in to Lake Superior.
Finally, we have Spray Falls which is 70 feet in height. It can only really be seen from the water which is how we were able to view it. This was the last stop on our cruise of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
There are of course so many more to be found and viewed but time was against us. Maybe someday we’ll be back and able to find a few more.
Finally, someone asked How cold is the water in Lake Superior? Well,
funny you should ask. I also wanted to know and so when I discovered a beach open to the public the kid in me was determined to find out.
Guess what? It isn’t cold at all. If I had brought my bathing suit along I would have definitely taken the plunge.
That wraps up our time in the UP. Tomorrow we began to pack and get ready to move again. We’ve really had a good time this past week and we were able to cross a number of things off our bucket list. I would have to say I’ve absolutely loved almost everything about out time up here, except for the darned bugs. They grow them big up here and they grow them in ample quantities!
Thanks again for spending some time with us. It’s always great to be able to share our story with family and friends. Comments? Feel free to share them with me. And always remember, cherish every moment of every day that God gives you and live those moments to the fullest.
Our continuing mission remains the same: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before.