June 18th, 2016 – Porcupine Mountains State Park – Ontonagon, Michigan

Our last stop in Michigan was Porcupine Mountains State Park.  The Porcupine Mountains were named by the native Ojibwa people, supposedly because their silhouette had the shape of a porcupine.  We had quite a weather change  — from a high of 66 to 86.  It also brought our first run-in with bugs.  Our campsite had hundreds of flies, so we were sort of forced to stay inside a lot.

We did get to go to Lake of the Clouds (first picture) and the Bonanza Falls (next two pictures) which were quite beautiful.  The next to the last picture shows flowers that were growing all along the roads in the park.  The last picture shows the stones on the beach of Lake Superior.  There are entire beaches that look like this.  It is amazing.

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3 thoughts on “June 18th, 2016 – Porcupine Mountains State Park – Ontonagon, Michigan

  1. Steve

    Pretty place. The stone under the falls looks like shale. What are the flowers? All those rocks on the beach! Ground, tumbled, polished and deposited there by the glaciers back in the ice age. Did you find any agates?

  2. Steve

    One more question – Did you go to Copper Harbor? That’s where US 41 begins it’s journey to Miami. Also,I guess there’s a pretty good museum there relating to copper there in the UP. If you didn’t hit Copper Harbor, turn around and go back. Quick!

  3. Cathy

    Love the photos!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep them coming…and…what variety of flowers were those along the roadside? I am working today and then off until Monday, the 27th. Time to go see my Mom…have not been for almost 2 weeks…working a lot and then went up to Phoenix for 2+ days…girls caught the flu from Jim and all three were throwing up and feverish…not a pretty sight, but I was there to help out and Jim & Brittany were extremely grateful…I was really happy I was up there to lend a helping hand!

    Hugs and much love to you and Don…Cathy

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