Pictured Rocks!

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Pictured Rocks!

Post by k2one » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:40 pm

If anybody is interested in a wonderful place to hike and camp try the Chapel area in Pictured Rocks. On my way up from S.E Michigan I stop for a day or two at the Rocks then to Copper Harbor and hop on the Queen to the Island!!! Also Grand Island is a neat place to visit. The Munising area has so much to see and do!!!

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Post by kfinnguy » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:01 pm

We are planning on stopping there on our way to copper harbor for a few hours. Any ideas on what to do in that short time?
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Post by k2one » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:16 pm

Depending on when and how long you are going to be in Munising they have a Pictured Rocks boat cruise that will take you out to see the cliffs and formations.I think it lasts about 3 hours? Also it is a nice little town just to walk around.Check out a restaurant called the Dogpatch!! A good idea would be to check out the the Munising website.


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Post by DP89 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:06 pm

Pictured Rocks is an amazing place to visit, hike and camp that is for sure. It just has so much to offer, with obviously the spectacular cliffs, the waterfalls, and giant dunes on the eastern end of the park.

If you are going to do a day hike, I suggest doing the full Chapel Loop all the way to Mosquito Beach and then head back inland. It is about 9.5 miles for the whole thing, but you can cut it in half if you want to make it shorter.

The Munising area has a LOT to offer. For more details I suggest this site:

http://www.exploremunising.com/attractions.html

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Post by Backpacker534 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:39 am

My buddy and I backpacked at Pictured Rocks several years ago. The views are amazing! If you have time for a 4-5 day hike in that area, definitely give it a try, you wont be disappointed.

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Post by Pioneer Spirit » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:42 am

I know the Buckeye trail folks here in Ohio have a trip set up to Pictured rocks in September. I was going to go but life keeps getting in the way. Maybe some of you folks can figure out how to tag along or form a joint venture.

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Post by CHUCKX53 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:05 am

I have hiked a bit in Pictured Rocks, and taken the boat tour also. Awesome Place !

Trail Map of Pictured Rocks........

http://www.munising.com/Maps/pictured-rocks.html
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Post by CHUCKX53 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:42 am

Also....For the hale and hearty, visit the Lighthouse at Au Sable Point, near the Hurricaine River Campground in the Park.......

http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=724
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Post by jrwiesz » Tue May 17, 2011 11:17 am

So, I'm bringing this thread back to life.

Any one have ideas for shuttle services in the area, other than the "Altran" transportation services?

To me they seem, not all that accommodating to early season hikers.

I am leaving tomorrow for the "Rocks", but only know of this company that provides the shuttle service from Munising to Gran Marais.

I would like to thru the NCT portion of the park; which is essentially the Lakeshore trail.

Help, please.

Thanks for any input. :)
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Post by jrwiesz » Wed May 18, 2011 7:28 am

Too late, I'm gone. :?
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Post by jrwiesz » Wed May 25, 2011 5:31 pm

Picture Rocks is a great place to base camp and do day hikes; first time there last week, but it won't be the last.
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Post by jrwiesz » Mon May 30, 2011 11:29 am

I thought I would share some photos. :)
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Post by jrwiesz » Mon May 30, 2011 11:38 am

Is there a better way upload photos, than to re-size all of them to fit in this boards format/size limits?

What am I missing?
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Post by jrwiesz » Mon May 30, 2011 11:51 am

Maybe, my Kodak Easy Share camera takes too large a photo?

Or, have I put the camera settings, on the wrong settings to take the correct size photo?
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Post by jrwiesz » Mon May 30, 2011 12:03 pm

Is there anybody in there?

Just nod if you can hear me. :) :?:
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