Posted by: Cross Country Couple | September 26, 2010

Day 10 … Pictured Rocks and Fayette Historic State Park

After grabbing some free coffee at the casino, we were off to see the Miner’s Castle in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Miner’s Castle is a nine story high rock formation that towers over Lake Superior offering great views of Miner’s Beach, a waterfall in the distance and the Pictured Rocks sandstone cliffs. Next, we took a 1.2 mile hike to Miner’s Falls. The leaf-covered gravel road to the trailhead offered a great chance to capture the Escort kicking up the leaves as we drove through the foliage. 

 

Before making our way west, we stopped at the Palms Book State Park and the Fayette Historic State Park. The Palms Book State Park features the Kitch-iti-kipi natural spring where you can board a wooden raft and, using a guide cord, pull yourself across the 200′ wide pond. At the Fayette Historic State Park, we toured an old iron town from the 1890s. The wind was blowing furiously off of Lake Superior. As we continued the walk through the historic town, we came upon a bunch of apple trees. Although small, the apples were pretty tasty in our Cream of Wheat. After a full day of sight-seeing, we made our way to the Wisconsin Welcome Center before cooking up some Pork & Beef Teriyaki stir fry. Mmmm! After dinner, Matt drove us another hour and half westward to a Wal-Mart where we spent the night.  

Miner's Castle at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

  

Danielle and Matt at the Miner's Castle overlook at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan.

  

In the distance you can almost make out a cavern and waterfall along the Pictured Rocks at the National Lakeshore.Matt writing in the sand at Miner's Beach, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI. This is one of Danielle's favorite pictures so far.

The fallen leaves kicked up as the Escort made its way down the dirt road.

Matt and Danielle at the Fayette Historic Park overlooking Lake Superior.

The 1870s iron town of Fayette at the Fayette Historic State Park.

  

Matt juggling apples by the apple trees at the Fayette Historic State Park.

  

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