Wow the lake is low!
Yup, and Lake Superior isn't even the worst off! I read recently that it's due to thinner ice packs in the winter the lakes have been subject to greater year-round evaporation, thus the lower lake levels.
...miner's castle collapse? or am i imagining that?
Actually only one of the top "turrets" collapsed, not the whole formation. This shot is from back in 2005.
Here's how it looks now.
ahh, gotcha. thank you for correcting my erroneous thought :D
to have an erroneous thought here on SP !!!
Hey Mister d.w.hike, is Miners Castle a
so-called calcium carbonate (limestone or tufa)
formation? If so, may I include its unique
beauty on my "Calcium Carbonate" album? Thanks!
Great question, I had to hit the books to find an answer. The Pictured Rocks cliffs are primarily sandstone laid down between 2-800 million years ago. I won't attempt to explain as geology is not my area of expertise but the NPS has a good page describing the geologic history of the Pictured Rocks area if you're interested.