Sleeping Bear Dunes

Posted: October 31, 2012 in HDR, Michigan, Nikon D90

Here’s the main attraction of the Pierce Stocking scenic drive… the Sleeping Bear Dunes. I believe it’s number 9 on the driving tour, and when you get here you are at the top of the Dunes, looking 450 feet down to the beautiful turquoise waters of Lake Michigan.

We stopped here for a few minutes to take in the scenery, and just happened to be able to watch a couple guys walk all the way down to the lake and all the way back up. One of the guys was obviously in shape and performed the task pretty easily, whereas the other guy was staggering up the dune on all fours by about a third of the way up. There are signs posted that state that although the climb is not prohibited, it is very strenuous and should not be attempted if you are not sure you can make it back, as there are no go-arounds or shortcuts.

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