Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Tahquamenon Falls and the Duck Lake Fire
About a week ago now, we had heard that the Duck Lake Fire had been largely contained and that the campground at the Lower Tahquamenon Falls was open again to the public. We had a nice weekend, and Bill's cousins were visiting, so we took a trip up to the falls to see what it was like.
At one point they were speaking about evacuating Paradise, and we were braced to see burned terrain. We were very pleased to see no sign of the fire at all in the Paradise area, or along the road out to the falls.
At the entrance to the Upper Falls Park, we saw a lighted sign along the road warning about the wildfire in the area.
The Falls were as usual a fantastic sight, and it was a relief to find all is as usual in the Falls area.
So if you were lamenting the loss due to the fire, be aware that not all has been lost, there is still plenty of the U.P. that is just fine....come and see for yourself!