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Len and Jo

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1st Trip of the Year - A 5 Day Shorty
« on: May 08, 2013, 06:58:12 AM »
Why go south.....so we went north into Michigan's Upper Peninsula near the shore of Lake Superior.  It was the annual Whitefish Point 'Spring Fling' birding event.  Time to see hundreds of hawks and eagles migrating north for the summer.

3 minute slide show of our up north 5 day trip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIC1J0IgCRg

Len & Jo
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therealsimpsons

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Re: 1st Trip of the Year - A 5 Day Shorty
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 09:47:13 AM »
Great pictures. I have a question. The picture of the upper falls appears as copper colored water. Is that because of the copper mines/deposits in the UP? Just curious.

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Len and Jo

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Re: 1st Trip of the Year - A 5 Day Shorty
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 10:21:54 AM »
Michigan State Park web site:

The Tahquamenon River flows 94 miles from the Tahquamenon Lakes into Lake Superior, and its falls are sometimes affectionately called "Root Beer Falls" because of the water's distinctive color. The flowing water has a rich, deep brown color, which is the result of tannic acid produced by decaying hemlocks, cedars, and spruces along the river's banks.

The Upper Falls is the third largest vertical waterfall east of the Mississippi River, following Niagara Falls and Cohoes Falls. The Upper Falls are over 200 feet across and drop about 48 feet, with a water flow of more than 50,000 gallons per second. The Upper Falls can be viewed at a couple of points along the Tahquamenon River Trail. You can also use stairs near the trail to climb down to a viewing platform for a closer view of the falls.
Len & Jo
The Green Tardis
We 'B' RVing   Berkley, Michigan
Van Development:   https://youtu.be/5Xqk_G6k95M
12 Years of Travels:  https://youtu.be/UMIf17CzdZo

dverstra

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Re: 1st Trip of the Year - A 5 Day Shorty
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 07:30:20 PM »
Len and Jo
Great choice for a trip. the U.P. is a great place for a visit. Plenty of great spots for a short trip. There is a campground in Sault Ste. Marie to watch the boat traffic on the St. Mary's River below the Soo Locks. Or a boat trip out of Munising to see the Pictured Rocks. Thanks for bringing everyone's attention to it.
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