My cross-country trip took me to Warren Dunes State Park on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. The park has these enormous sand dunes along the beach. I tried to take some photographs to share, but I just could not do them justice. The dunes were huge! We hiked up one of them, and I’ll tell you that we were really out of breath by the time we reached the top! On some sides of the dunes, the slope was almost a ninety degree angle; I’m not even kidding! It was pretty incredible. According to michigan.gov: “The magnificent high-relief dunes in Grand Mere were formed approximately 10,000 years ago during the recession of glacial lakes. They are a natural phenomenon not found anywhere else in the world.” The park itself has been around since at least the early 1930s.
Tons more on my blog, Time Enough For Drums.