The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Segment 5, Day 4 Frankfort->Platte River Campground 15 miles

High of 55, sunny.

This was a gorgeous day, the winds were light and it wasn't too warm. I walked the 5 miles to Point Betsie Lighthouse and took
a break to eat my caramel apple from
Frankfort before pressing on into the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This is an awesome park which protects three sections of lakeshore (over 35 miles) along this stretch and also the North and South Manitou islands just off the coast. I hiked the shore into the park, then headed inland on a trail, then a road to the campground and set up camp.

The fire wasn't just for atmosphere this night, as it got down to 32 degrees! I heard owls and coyote and deer and one extremely noisy racoon.

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