Sunday, June 14, 2009

Epic Dune Climb Race

Mike and I spend a few days in Michigan at the beginning of the month. My uncle got married and there was lots of family and friends to see and/or meet. We also spent time with his family on the opposite side of the state. It was a great trip and we had a lot of fun together. :)

One of the best parts of the trip was the day before the wedding. Mike and I went to the Sleeping Bear Dunes with my mom. We made all the stops on the scenic drive and got to see these crazy huge sand dunes and the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan and Glen Lake. (Way prettier than any South Carolina lake!)

Our last stop before leaving the park was the Dune Climb where visitors have an opportunity to climb up one of the very massive sand dunes. My mom gracefully declined and took pictures for us.

Since I have posted anything in so long, I'd like to shower you with pictures of the epic dune climb.

Here we are ready to race up the sand dune behind us. This gives you some initial idea of what we were getting ourselves into. See the people on it? See how tiny they are?

And we're off laughing and racing to the top of what is listed as the park's "most strenuous trail."

Running up a sand dune is very, very, very difficult. I'm lagging behind.

Think we made it to the top? We didn't! You can't see from the bottom, but the dune climb continues over a mile until Lake Michigan. We looked and saw that it kept going, and kept going up, and decided we had seen enough sand. 

Love this photo! It's a close up of us at the top of the first hill. What you can't see is that both of us could hardly breathe. We may have not made it all the way, but we had fun!

1 comment:

Miscellaneous From Missy said...

:-D I vote for fun instead of finishing!


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