Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
August 3 - 8, 2006

Troop 109 went on a high adventure campout to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. We camped at Pictured Rocks, visited Tahquamenon Falls. We also stayed overnight at a cabin on Lake Erie owned by one of our Scoutmasters.

Mike and Robert in the park at Mackinaw City. "Big Mac", the Mackinac Bridge, is in the background.

Colonial Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City

Scouts of Troop 109 with one of the cannons at Fort Michilimackinac.

Waterfall at Pictured Rocks.

Mike with waterfall in the background.

Mike and me.

Scouts of Troop 109 at one of the weathered rock formations.

Swimming in Lake Superior. The water is VERY cold!

Scouts in one of the waterfalls at Pictured Rocks.

Cobbler for dessert!

Robert serving black forest cobbler and peach cobbler.

Mike at Tahquamenon Falls.

Scouts of Troop 109 at Tahquamenon Falls.

The water level at Tahquamenon Falls was so low that the scouts could go wading.



Scouts of Troop 109 with Smokey the Bear.

We visited the Whitefish Point Lighthouse and Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. It's a very interesting place, with lots of information about shipwrecks including the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Mike at the Log Slide. Legend has it that logs sent down the dry log chute would generate enough friction to cause the chute to catch fire.

We visited the Au Sable Light Station.

Another swim in Lake SUperior. The water is still cold!

There are many waterfalls in the area.

Mike and Graham in front of Miners Castle. We visited after the collapse of the northeast turret.

Mike on one of the overlooks to Miners Castle. The wind off Lake Superior was strong. You can see how it inflated Mike's shirt.

Troop 109 at the Miners Castle area of Pictured Rocks.

Digging in the Lake Michigan beach. We stayed at the Upper Pennisula cabin owned by one of the troop's assistant scoutmasters.

Scouts at the site of a shipwreck on the Lake Michigan shore.