Lake Leelanau from Clay Cliffs

When you hike the path from the trailhead to the Clay Cliffs overlook of Lake Michigan, you will enter a field that when you stop to turn around, you will have this incredible view of Lake Leelanau. It captured my imagination and I returned the next day with my backpack of painting materials. The last 200 yards with my 45 pound backpack tested my endurance after a 3/4 mile hike, but the final product made it all worthwhile.

 

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