Sunday, October 14, 2012

Older and Wiser

10 years ago I might have looked at this as a challenge.  Now, I just look at it and laugh, and laugh at those attempting it.  Some areas around the Lake Superior Lakeshore are known for their large dunes that 100 years ago were used by the logging companies to drop their logs down to the ships waiting below.  They are quite impressive sandy areas and as you see below come with their own set of dangers today. As I approached one of these log slides I met a guy coming up the dune.  He was probably 25 years old.  He looked totally spent.  I asked him if he made the "slide" down and he said yes, but it wasn't worth the "hour and a half" coming back up.  Enough said.  Some pics of the dunes area, signage, and finally, an enlarged shot of the dunes peninsula with a lighthouse on the tip.


  1. These are all beautiful, Mark! I love the fall colors, and everything looks so warm!

  2. you were really at a beautiful place, Mark, and you took some beautiful pictures.