August 21st, 2009 @ 11:00:01 | 1 Comment
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus
The Log Slide at Grand Sable Dunes is one of those places every Yooper should have a chance to see. I can hardly believe I had never been to see this prior to my beach tour. Only fifteen minutes West of Grand Marais, the Log Slide is a piece of UP logging history, and an access point to one of the most beautiful Lake Superior views I have ever seen. For interested people, signs will direct you to the parking area no matter which direction you come from, and a well-maintained trail will lead you through a nature trail with informative signs out to the dunes area. From there, be sure to read the warning signs, as they seem serious. Take a walk out to the viewing areas and you’ll know why I think this place is so cool. These pictures are good, but they serve no justice to the actual view, nor the awe-inspired feeling you’re sure to get when gazing across the open water with miles of shoreline bluffs in either direction.
The rest of my pictures should tell the story, but you can also go down to the beach. Its a 500 foot slope, with 300 foot vertical… Apparently there have been many rescue efforts. Taking a swim at the bottom is well worth the climb back up. The bottom is sandy, water is cool, view is magnificent, and (maybe) the water will be all to yourself as it was to me…