Tag Archives: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Vol XVIII – #36 – Something for Everyone

(Report by Jim) Ok, last one for me this week. I’m heading back to Illinois tomorrow. I accomplished everything I came here to do and I have something for everyone today. First, I picked up an annual National Park System Pass at the Philip K Hart Visitor Center in Empire (M72 and M22 if you are interested) and headed up to… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #34 – Open Water

(Report by Jim) Looking at the North end of the lake today, there is still a small pocket of slush that will probably be gone by tomorrow. Today’s temps were in the lower 70s, but by 4pm the temperature dropped to 50. The ice on the breakwall in the photo below is slowly disappearing as well. The lines of sand… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #33 – Jim’s Tuesday

The winners of the 2017-18 Leif Sporck Snow Gauge Contest are: First Place: Bruce Dunn with a guess of 225″ (Wins a Sporck TileArt Tile of a LR photo) Second Place: Marcee Johnson with a guess of 222″ (Wins a LR print of her choice) Third Place: Karen Fredrickson with a guess of 215″ (Wins a LR photo mug) Congratulations… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #32 – Meggen’s Monday

  This Sunday was a great day for a hike in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. One of my favorite trails goes through the meadow at Pyramid Point, before heading up to the lookout.  Snow Gauge Contest Update!  Jim, Keith and Leif will be announcing the winners of the 2017-18 Snow Gauge contest from Leif’s gallery in Fishtown on… Read more »

Vol XVII – #238 – A Bay View

Report by Jim Great hike with Erin scouting the Bay View trail on the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore circuit. This one is just south of the road to Pyramid Point. Take Port Oneida Rd. and take a left onto Miller Rd. to the turnabout. Weather didn’t cooperate with a heavy wind and low temperatures, but the view didn’t disappoint… Read more »