Michigan’s Grand Canyon; #17 Canyon Falls and Gorge

Yes! You heard right. Michigan has a Grand Canyon. I’ve lived here all my life and didn’t even know, until this year, about our Grand Canyon. (What other amazing secrets are hiding up in the U.P.?)

 

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Here she is! Isn’t she beautiful?

 

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The above two pictures are at the beginning of the journey to get back to the canyon.

 

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This is where we first get to see the river. Wow. And we are just beginning.

 

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My friends, whom I got to enjoy this wonderful experience with.

Deb, Peg, Autumn and Janice

 

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We just kept walking along this river of seemingly, never-ending beauty.

 

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Such power. I wish you could hear it.

 

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It’s not just the water I like to see. The path, the woods, hearing the birds, etc. – it’s the whole of the experience. There’s nothing like it.

 

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We were having a great time discovering our state’s very own Grand Canyon.

 

 

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Everyone has their own idea of what this canyon should be called. I heard it called The Grand Canyon of Michigan, The Grand Canyon of the Upper Peninsula and Canyon Falls.

 

Take your pick. They definitely are grand.

 

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God built platforms and stages to show off some of his work.

 

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The sign says “Trail Ends.” Shhhh. Don’t tell anyone. We kept going. Up to this point there are rails, etc. for your protection. Beyond this point, there’s only a path. You need to use common sense and not walk out to the end of a cliff where it could cave in. Most people don’t need to be told that, but…. for the one that does, I had to say it. (These pictures may not be in the right order because I took pictures walking down and coming back – I just couldn’t stop!)

 

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Is our canyon as big as the one out west? Heck no, not even close. But… ours is simply amazing. Spectacular even.

 

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We’re quite a ways up here – further than it looks.

 

 

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The forest floor had a carpet of needles in spots like this. Love the river.

 

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Gorgeous.

 

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Nature’s own staircase.

 

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I had to get a close-up of this rock that’s in the previous picture.

 

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I just don’t have anything to say for most of these pictures. It wouldn’t do them justice.

 

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A Grandmother / Granddaughter moment.

 

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Watch your step. That was harder than it sounds. You had to watch where you were walking, but you wanted to see everything too. Often, I had to take a few steps, stop, look, and then take a few more steps and stop and look again.

 

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Wow. Just look at that ledge with the trees growing out of its’ side. Pretty cool stuff. This is an amazing world we live in and we have an amazing Creator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Thoughts

  1. Great tribute to our dad Kenneth Bruce Eastman, Wonderful pictures of all those waterfalls. Very nice Michigan Mary.

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