The Cliff Range is a huge and beautiful series of rock outcrops in Keweenaw County. They jut up abruptly, facing southeast, and gradually slope down to Lake Superior on their northwest side. This was taken from one of the many smaller outcrops on this "back" side of the cliffs -- a typical Keweenaw backcountry view in late autumn. The clearing clouds from a rainstorm let in some beautiful late afternoon sunlight to finish off the scene.
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Norwich Bluff was once the site of many early copper mines. Now, it's a rugged and wild place to explore.
I camped at the base of this bluff in the fall, enjoying a terrific windstorm and a bit of rain too. I spent the entire next day climbing up the face of this bluff, through its valleys and ridges, and finding old mines. It was wonderful.
The scale in this photo doesn't necessarily show just how huge the bluff is. Compare those trees at the top with the aspens in the foreground: they really are that different.