We survived and thoroughly enjoyed our waterfalls trek.
Another park. More stairs Sable Falls, Pictures Rocks National Lakeshore.
After the stairs, the Upper Tahquamenon Falls .
More stairs and the sound of rushing waters increased. We descended knowing full well that this trek needed to be a round trip. Escalators would have been nice.
Lower Tahquamenon Falls.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Lower Tahquamenon Falls.
Huge trout enjoyed the spring waters of Kitch-iti-kipi.
The bright blue spring water turned emerald.
The quiet spring-fed mirror-like lake provided for a gentle excursion.
Self operated observation raft over Kitch-iti-kipi in Palms Book State Park, Upper Michigan.
Golden leaves covered the forest floor in the unique Palms Book State Park.
A scene for the book. Upper Michigan.
Lake Michigan seen from the Upper Peninsula.
Although the laborers’ homes look quite good today, they were located in what was considered the bad part of town because open sewage ditches ran through their yards.
The old buildings were quite musty.
The Jackson Iron Co. ceased operations in 1891 when the charcoal iron market began to decline. Economically, the site has little value. Historically, the site is an invaluable treasure.
Sun-lit from the rear, one can imagine the blast furnace ablaze among the ruins.
Green grass and a blue sky sets off the twin blast furnaces of the Jackson Iron Co. which produced more than a quarter of a million tons of iron during the last few decades of the 19th century. The historic industrial community is located in Fayette Historical State Park on the southern side of the Upper Peninsula on Big Bay de Noc of Lake Michigan.