Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pictured Rocks Weekend

We had a great time in Pictured Rocks last weekend with our good friends the Putzs'.  We drove up to their family cabin in Florence, WI on friday night, and then spent the day on Saturday stopping at all my favorite sites along Lake Superior.  Growing up I spent a lot of time in Upper Michigan on family vacations.  It brings back a lot of fond memories each time I go back, and its neat to see how the beauty changes in each season.  I was excited to show Ryan this area for the first time as well.  I highly recommend this area for anyone looking for a short getaway.

First we took a short hike to Munising Falls.   This waterfall is beautiful during any season and is always breathtaking.

We were surprised when we started talking to a family from Appleton and they took our picture all together. 

Then we drove to Miners Castle.  This is another beautiful spot along Lake Superior.

During the drive to our next hike, we stopped to take a picture in this birch tree forest.  We almost fell over during this kiss. haha.

It was about a 3.5 mile hike one way to Chapel Rock.  We packed a picnic lunch and ate on the beach.  It was the perfect day for hiking! 

The log slide was so much fun.  No one expected it to be so steep. We all laughed like kids on the way down as we got our shoes filled with sand.  It wasn't till the tough walk back up that the laughter died down. :)  We all had sore muscles the next day.  On one of the park boards it said, "It may take only a few minutes to get down the dunes, but for many, almost an hour to walk back up."  I would be in great shape if I could do this everyday!

Its been an amazing fall.  I wonder what our next adventure will be?


  1. You are making me want to go on an adventure right this second. BEAUTIFUL PICTURES!