Jim Sisko

Jim Sisko

Posted on 09/11/2013


Photo taken on August 14, 2013




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Indian Head Point

Indian Head Point
My wife and I visited the Upper Peninsula town of Munising, Michigan recently and took a sunset cruise on Lake Superior to view the famous Pictured Rocks, mineral-stained sandstone cliffs that rise dramatically (200 feet in some cases) from the lake at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The awe-inspiring cliffs are shaped by wind, ice, and pounding waves and are colored in shades of brown, tan, and green by the iron, manganese, limonite and copper in the water. As the water trickles down the rocks or mountainous waves slam into the cliffs with a vicious suddenness, the sandstone Pictured Rocks are formed and changed. This gargantuan rock formation is named after what many say resembles an "Indian Head" carved into an impressive point of Pictured Rocks. The cliffs of Indian Head Point are nearly vertical walls from the surface of Lake Superior to its peak.

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