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2012/242: Log Slide Scenic Overlook

About 8 miles west of Grand Marais, Michigan is Log Slide Overlook, where in the late 19th century loggers used to slide logs down the steep slope into Lake Superior where they were loaded onto lumber schooners. There are outdoor exhibits along the trail to the overlook (none of which I photographed).

Once at the overlook, you can see Grand Sable Dunes to the east…

…and catch a glimpse of Au Sable Lightstation to the west. That’s as close as we got to this lighthouse.

14 responses

  1. Very pleasing shot!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

    29. August, 2012 at 01:36

  2. So crisp and clear, what beautiful scenery!

    29. August, 2012 at 14:01

  3. doreen

    gorgeous blues!! Love the framing of the 1st pic πŸ™‚

    29. August, 2012 at 19:02

  4. Beautiful views! I bet that was something to see when the log sliding was going on.

    29. August, 2012 at 20:35

    • Thanks, montucky. Yes, that would have made quite the photograph back then πŸ™‚

      30. August, 2012 at 04:46

  5. These are stunning, Michaela. Such wonderful views!

    30. August, 2012 at 18:13

  6. I love Michigan…. And I love your photos of Michigan….

    31. August, 2012 at 20:53

    • Thank you, Cyndi! I love Michigan, too, and there are lots more pictures to come πŸ™‚

      1. September, 2012 at 04:13

  7. We used to do an annual afternoon in Grand Marais in the summer – loved the old-style soda fountain there, and the walk along the shore.

    4. September, 2012 at 08:06

    • That sounds like fun! Unfortunately we didn’t make it to Grand Marais. There’s always next time πŸ˜‰

      4. September, 2012 at 08:12

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