Geology of Michigan’s Pictured Rocks
June 7–June 9
Join credited expert and Northland College Professor of Geology Tom Fitz on this three-day, two-night trip exploring the geology of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. You will experience some of the UP’s most scenic waterfalls, lake views, and geologic formations while discovering mining history and “modern” geologic processes in action as you traverse the UP.
This program takes place in the field through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Munising. Activities include the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum, Pictured Rocks National Scenic Lakeshore boat tour, Munising Falls, and more. Participants travel by mini bus, and picnic lunches and shared overnight hotel lodging are included. Single hotel rooms are available for additional cost. The group will eat breakfast and dinner together but those costs are on your own.
Participants must be able to walk on uneven ground and must bring good hiking boots, outdoor clothing and bug gear. No strenuous hiking or lengthy walks of more than one mile are included in this program. The program includes a two-hour Lake Superior boat tour of Pictured Rocks.
Dates: June 7-9, 2018
Duration: 9 a.m. Thursday – 5 p.m. Saturday; 2 nights
Location: Ashland, WI to Munising, MI
Program Type: walking/hiking, geology, waterfalls, mining history
Meals: picnic lunch (3)
Lodging: hotel lodging
Price: $465 (lunches and lodging included, breakfast and dinner not included)
$740 registration+1-credit (must compete pre/post credit requirements)
Registration closes May 28 or when the session fills.