tahquanmenon lower falls

Day 220 – Upper Peninsula Drive – Part 2

Day 220 of Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

This morning I investigated another portion of Pictured Rocks National Seashore.  Since Petey wasn’t allowed on the trails, I did a quick hike through the hardwoods to Chapel Lake and Chapel Falls.  The Chapel Lake Overlook is a bit of a misnomer. My only view was a splash of water through the trees. 

The falls was relatively protected by trees as well, but with a little work I was able to snap a photo of the water streaming down the cliff. Overall, I wasn’t as enthusiastic about this hike as my book led me to believe I would be.  Perhaps I needed to make the six mile roundtrip to Chapel Rock.

miners castle from afar

Day 219 – Upper Peninsula Drive

Day 219 of Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

With a little bit of a late morning start (lost an hour in Michigan), VANilla, Petey, and I motored up Highway 2, through Hiawatha National Forest, and toward Fayette Historic State Park.  To get to the park, we turned south at Garden Corners, followed a road along Big Bay De Noc, and passed by an old house, covered in peeling white paint with “FREE STUFF ->” spray painted in large, black freehand. 

Next to it, a smaller phrase in black spray paint demanded, “Don’t put anything here without my permission”.  I’ve passed a handful of quirky signs over my last 48,000 miles of travel, but many times I forget to mention them.  Glad I remembered this one on our Upper Peninsula Drive.