Been There, Dune That

We did get to visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Jim did some careful research and pinpointed a nice trail to a dunes overlook which was very dog friendly. This checked all of our needs.

The Empire Bluff Trail IMG_2322 (002)is a 1 Β½ mile loop up and down hills and through the woods. It proved very popular with people and their dogs. We got there later in the afternoon which was a good thing as many people were leaving the crowded parking area.

The weather was again perfect and we hiked briskly along the trail to the dunes overlook. It was a very pretty sight.

An alarming number of people on the trail were sporting flip flops. While this was not a hugely demanding or long trail, I can’t quite imagine negotiating it in flip flops. The trail map at the trail head warned of mosquitoes and poison ivy. While we did not encounter many of the former, Jim brought a bit of the latter home with him. Happily, it does not seem to itch.

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4 thoughts on “Been There, Dune That

  1. I love the dunes and it looks like Dakota does also. πŸ™‚
    We just came back from Yosemite. It was like driving into Chicago at rush hour. Once in the park, there were people everywhere. A lot of the hikers had on flip flops and the trails were gravel covered and steep. I was challenged in my sneakers. Never would have made it in flip flops. πŸ™‚
    Love reading your posts.


  2. So glad you reposted the link…I’ll be watching for your updates…looks like you are having a great time…enjoy the adventure.
    This might make you smile…we had a furniture delivery the other day…the driver called to say “I’m in front of your house and you’re not answering your doorbell” (he was a little miffed)…guess who’s doorbell he was ringing… #20!!!! πŸ™‚

    Susan Intile


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