Tag Archives: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Vol. XX – #266- A Beautiful Day Near Platte Bay

As I headed back down to Illinois, I took a chance on some two-track trails I passed by on past trips up M22 near Esch Rd Beach. Leland Report Jeep  #2 meandered slowly through the old pine plantations and eventually past Deer and Bass lakes. I’m definitely going back in the Summer and Fall in Jeep #1.    The sky… Read more »

Vol. XX – #246- Meggen’s Monday

Past Glen Haven where the iconic red Cannery building sits, M-209 runs to the old Life Saving station, and beyond that, to a parking lot for the trailhead of the Sleeping Bear Point trail. We weren’t the only ones out there on a mild Sunday afternoon. A dusting of snow played up the contrast in this wild dunes landscape. It… Read more »

Vol. XX – #244- Meggen’s Monday

Just for today, we are trotting out some “Favorite Things” images from summertime, a couple of summers ago…watching for the Joy to return to Leland… gazing at the Big Dipper surrounded by the aurora borealis, from Glen Haven… and tumbling down the Dune Climb.  Here are the 2020-21 Snow Gauge Contest entries! We had 41 entries and looks like the… Read more »

Vol. XX – #229 – Meggen’s Monday

Greetings from up north, where we have had our first real snowfall. It turned the woods into a magical place, with tree branches bowed low under the wet snow. I’ve been walking outdoors as much as possible. These are scenes from three different walks in the past week; all but the last were taken within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National… Read more »

Vol. XX – #217 – Meggen’s Monday

The northern end of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has some marvelous hiking trails, some well-marked, others not so much. What I have noticed this year more than others, is the presence of swales and marshes that never quite dried up across the summer. Today’s photos are from a late Saturday afternoon hike north of Little Traverse Lake, along Lake… Read more »

Vol XX – #035 – Snow Gauge Contest Winners

(Report by Jim) Officially, I am not here, so don’t tell the Governor! I am respecting social distancing and even have a special mask made for me by my daughter. The drone was also distancing itself up and down the Lake Michigan shore fighting a stiff and chilly Northerly breeze, but you couldn’t tell from how calm it was. Another… Read more »

Vol XX – #034 – Anchors Away

        e Leland Report calendars are now $5 each +$2 shipping! All book orders get a free 2020 calendar until further notice. The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is available for $5+$2 shipping! Click on the following link to order. There is a special on the Book+Calendar combination at $45 (You get the calendar for $6 !)   https://www.burnhamgraphicarts.com/specialty-items/e5b7837c1

Vol XX – #033 – You Are My Sunshine

              e Leland Report calendars are now $5 each +$2 shipping! All book orders get a free 2020 calendar until further notice. The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is available for $5+$2 shipping! Click on the following link to order. There is a special on the Book+Calendar combination at $45 (You get the calendar for… Read more »

Vol XX – #032 – Another Rainy Day

          e Leland Report calendars are now $5 each +$2 shipping! All book orders get a free 2020 calendar until further notice. The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is available for $5+$2 shipping! Click on the following link to order. There is a special on the Book+Calendar combination at $45 (You get the calendar for $6 !)  … Read more »

Vol XX – #031 – A Rainy Day

    e Leland Report calendars are now $5 each +$2 shipping! All book orders get a free 2020 calendar until further notice. The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is available for $5+$2 shipping! Click on the following link to order. There is a special on the Book+Calendar combination at $45 (You get the calendar for $6 !)   https://www.burnhamgraphicarts.com/specialty-items/e5b7837c1