Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and Great Lakes speaker. She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile adventures exploring the Great Lakes and has written three books about the Great Lakes [A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach *a Heartland Indie Bestseller*, A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk *winner of the Great Lakes Great Reads Award*, and A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure]. To learn more about her work, or to book her as a speaker, go to http://LakeTrek.com
This spring, I headed north to catch the ferry to Isle Royale out of Grand Portage, MN.
I headed over the Mighty Mackinac Bridge and into Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The Mighty Mac
Then, I headed over the St. Mary's River in Sault Saint Marie, MI...
The Sault Locks
...since I had decided to drive the route on the NORTH side of Lake Superior in Ontario.
I had not been on the north side of this largest Great Lake. The land was rugged and stony with wild rivers feeding into the vast lake.
The Pinguisibi River ("The River of Fine White Sand")
There were many places where the geology was exposed.
Sandstone layers near the NW side of Lake Superior
The views were often spectacular