Kayaking and Canoeing have been around for thousands of years. The early eskimos figured out that enclosing a canoe enabled them to keep themselves and their gear dry and allow them to hunt quietly even in heavy seas.
Fast forward to our kayak adventure last night three hundred feet above Lake Michigan on top of Pyramid Point : The evolution of the “sport” has become quite different than the early Eskimos might have ever suspected. These pictures show the fearlessness of kids not afraid to challenge all that Mother Nature can dish out. The first photo is Maggie beginning her descent into Lake Michigan. The second photo is where she ended up!
We will be posting the most dramatic photos of this drop in the next couple of days. The only injury our group suffered on this adventure was the photographer (Noah Creamer from Social Explorations.com) possibly blowing out a heart valve halfway up Pyramid Point for what he termed the “perfect shot”.
Seems like my blogs are returning back to the same message: Get outdoors! These natural resources available to us are incredible and so unique. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park is priceless……and to think that so many of us locals have never even ventured off the beaten path. Folks, turn off the tv. turn off the cellphone. turn off your computer. turn off the busy chatter in your mind. Get outdoors with your family and friends and make some memories.
You are so welcome at the River to check out our maps and get free advice on where you might go, whether it out on the Crystal River in a kayak or on foot up on Alligator Hill. No matter your physical condition, no matter your busy schedule, no matter your emotional disposition, get outdoors and make some memories!