The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Monday, July 6, 2009

Segment 7, Day 5 Seul Choix->Manistique 15 miles

High of 60 degrees. July 6

There is a large limestone quarry between Gould City Township Park, and there is no easy way to get around it. So, this day began just west of the quarry at Seul Choix Point (pronounced ses shwa which means 'only choice' in french). There is a gorgeous lighthouse there which is my brother Phil's favorite. He has spent some time the last couple of days photographing lighthouses in the Upper Peninsula while I've been on the Lake Trek.

This day's 15 miles was a fascinating hike because the point at which I began was a limestone outcropping shoreline which transitioned into a wide, sandy beach with rolling dunes, then back to limestone mixed with wetlands. It was a walking, climbing, wading lesson in geology.

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