North Manitou Island Backpacking

After a horrible, horrible summer, I took a sabbatical and went for a 5 day hiking trip to North Manitou Island. It is part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Click here or on the image below to open a gallery of images. Hover your mouse over the main image to read the captions. Links to short videos will be in the captions.

To see photos from my earlier visits to NMI, go here.

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NMI Teaser

Just a teaser look at what’s coming soon:

So, as they say, stay tuned.

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Superior sights

Here are some stunning shots from the shores of Lake Superior.

Courtesy of the Pasty Cam.

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Nice beaver!

John McCormick over at Michigan Nut Photography posted a nice photo-article exploring the sites and scenes in the Beaver Basin area of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

There’s a zillion good reasons that the beach is empty.
If you go, say hello to the stable flies!

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Summer Sunday

And a year. Four quick ones from the back yard.

Also a warm Welcome to the world for my grand niece, Isabella.

Two months early but so far, doing fine.

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