Upper Peninsula Overland Adventure


This past weekend a few friends and I went on our annual camping trip. In previous years we had a base camp and went exploring during the day and would come back to base camp at night. This year, we just camped wherever we were, made no plans as to where we were going to stay. I’ll take you through the trip with some of the photos I took along the way.

First we woke up early and started our trek north. This Jeep was my friends who came up with us. fbpIMG_6211
After we got up we went to Whitefish Point. I didn’t care for any of my shots of the lighthouse but I did have fun along the shoreline here. fbpIMG_6225
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After Whitefish Point we started our trek off-road and headed to WildCat Road which is a very challenging and sandy road. Here we found camp on the shore of Lake SuperiorfbpIMG_6247

I was working the rocky shoreline here with my camera. fbpIMG_6269

After being cloudy and rainy most of the evening and into the night, we got about 30 minutes of beautifully clear skies. Lake Superior Camping

The next morning we got into our Jeeps and started off to Crisp Point LighthouseCrisp Point Lighthouse
Then made our way through the burned down forest Jeep in the UP

on our way to the Two Hearted RiverTwo Hearted River

After there we stopped off in Grand Marias and went to Lake Superior Brewing for some grub. While we were there I snapped a picture of the Grand Marias LighthouseGrand Marias Lighthouse

We made camp on the shore of Lake Superior again and woke up the next morning to cover the ground to the Garden Peninsula to visit the Ghost Town in FayetteJeep in the Garden Peninsula
And on this night the sky was perfectly clear all night so I went on a Milky Way photography spreeMilky Way over Ghost Town Hotel
Milky Way over Fayette Ghost Town
Milky Way over Lake Michigan
And of course I had to get a picture of the clowns who came with me. Camping Crew under the Milky Way
The next morning before we left we stopped off at Kitch-iti-kipi which was amazing. In the picture below, you are looking 45 feet to the floor of the spring. The trout were huge toofbIMG_6537

 

Well that’s all. This was just a brief rundown. I’ll add more detailed info about some of the other shots later on, just wanted to give the rundown of the trip now.


About Michigan Photographer - Daniel Frei

Daniel Frei is a landscape photographer from Southeast Michigan. Daniel has always enjoyed taking photos while camping and hiking in the woods and has taken this joy to the next level. A stay at home dad by day, when he gets out he likes to visit local hiking trails with the occasional trip farther outside of metro Detroit. He enjoys being a home grown Michigan Photographer

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