Michigan Pictured Rocks and Flood Geology

People who are looking for outdoor recreation should seriously consider the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, as there are many activities available. Spending time outdoors is good for people.

Go straight up through the mitten, across the Mackinac Bridge, further north to Paradise. Then find the Tahquamenon Falls State Park. East from there is Munising and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. For even more intense nature, head further east to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. (Plan your trip, unlike Clark Griswold going to Walley World.) You'll thank me later.

Creation geologists should spend much more time researching up there.

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Actually, we do have an article about one of the stops suggested above, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. (Suzie doesn't sell seashells there, but Lucy loves lichens by the lakeshore.) There is a lot of talk about state and national parks, but a national lakeshore? Sure. The US National Park Service takes care of ten national seashores (eight of which are on the Atlantic coast). Because sea. And there are three national lakeshores. Because lakes. All three of those are on the Great Lakes.

One place that creationists and secular geologists agree is why this sandstone has different colors that prompted the painted rocks moniker. It is a bit surprising to learn that this blanket sand spreads across North America (the Tapeats Sandstone at the Grand Canyon is a part of this). These huge blanket sands that were deposited on another formation and are puzzling to uniformitarian geologists, so they offer up weak rescuing devices. Far better explanations are found in creation science Genesis Flood geology models.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore lies a few miles east of the town of Munising, Michigan, along one of the most scenic shorelines in the United States. America’s first national lakeshore, it was established on October 15, 1966. The park has waterfalls and exposures of massive sand dunes, but it’s best known for its nearly vertical multicolored sandstone cliffs that rise 50 to 200 feet above Lake Superior. And it turns out these stunning cliffs connect with similar rocks around the world.

The Pictured Rocks are known for their colored and stained sandstone cliffs. Different minerals give the rocks their various colors. Copper colors them blue or green, iron paints them red or orange, and manganese blackens them. Waters moving underground and discharging create these colors on the exposed cliffs.

To learn more, click on "Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: The Blanket Sand from Noah’s Flood." Nice pictures, too.