Chapel Road is flooding in a few places. For the 3.5 miles northwest of H58 the road is only passable with a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle. All other vehicles are sure to be stuck. With the wintery forecast, conditions will deteriorate.
Interagency Visitor Center schedule
The interagency visitor center in Munising will close at 1:30 p.m. on December 23 and 24. The visitor center will be closed on December 25 and January 1.
The most accessible sources of groundwater over a large part of Alger County are the deposits of glacial drift. These range from clayey till and lake deposits of low permeability to highly permeable sand and gravel outwashes. The most extensive outwash in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is the Kingston Outwash Plains. The thickness of the outwash deposits of the Kingston Plains probably exceeds 30 m (100 feet). Some small wells in the area are yielding in the range of 20 gallons per minute (gpm).
Did You Know?
Mineral stains give color to the famous cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Red and orange colors are iron, black is manganese, white is limonite, and green is a trace of copper. There are no pictographs or petroglyphs on the Pictured Rocks cliffs (that we know of). More...