Over Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-27, 2013) the Western Michigan Chapter of the North Country Trail Association runs a trip to backpack the Lakeshore Trail in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. this year 5 of us did the trip. This year we hiked the trail from west to east, Munising to Grand Marais, the opposite of what we normally do. The trip would treat us to exceptional weather never getting overly warm and though nighttime low temperatures dipped to around freezing we were all prepared for that degree of chill. Of even greater importance to us was the near utter lack of bugs to pester us. That was a real special treat since sometimes when we have done this trip the bugs have been exceptionally voracious. We also got a couple surprises along the way not the least of which would be our chance, after years of merely seeing the light station from the ground, to tour Au Sable Lighthouse on our third day.
Trip photos can be found here.
A quick video glimpse of our hike can be watched here on Vimeo.