Once again, I am behind in my blogging. Since getting my smart phone, I don’t sign on my PC very much. I have actually gone more than a week without turning my PC on.
Before my stay in Porcupine Mtn. State Park (known as the Porkies) I had a reservation in Ontonagon for a few days. But while there the heat started again. It was supposed to get to the low 90’s and I was headed to a place with no hookups. Well, I guess I am a bit spoiled so I decided to stay in Ontonagon where I had electricity and air conditioning!! It was only a 20 minute drive to one side of the Porkies, but about an hour to the side I really liked.
Once again I took so many pictures I am going to post this in 2 blogs. The first will focus on the western side of the park, around Presque Isle Scenic Area. This is the side of the park that I was supposed to camp in.
Probably my favorite hike in the area was the loop around the Presque Isle River. I hiked it the first day I got into Ontonagon and about half way around it started thundering and raining. Luckily I was prepared and had my rain jacket. At least it wasn’t too many other people on the trail. A few days later, I hiked this trail again with no rain and a few more people!
I walked out to the lake (Lake Superior) before heading back down the trail. There were a lot of flies around, otherwise I would spent some time looking at the rocks.
Back to the trail -
Notice the circles in the picture above, the water swirled around in them to create the circles. Nature’s Whirl Pools!!
I loved this area, you could walk all around the rocks and up to some of the small falls. I predict on nice weather days, this is a very popular area. I also like how the rocks are layered.
There are several major waterfalls on this trail. The one below is Manido falls.
Manabezho Falls -
On the way back from this area, I saw this sign. I thought it was a bit obvious that you had to turn, but I guess “they” thought somebody might try to keep going straight – right into Lake Superior!