Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

MUNISING, MI (AP)--   A new quarter commemorates Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

The U.S. Mint and the National Park Service held an event Wednesday to launch the "America the Beautiful Quarters Program" coin.

The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore quarter is the 41st release in the program, a 12-year initiative that honors national parks and other national sites. Each year, five new national sites are being depicted on the tail sides of America the Beautiful quarters.

The Pictured Rocks coin shows Chapel Rock and a pine tree that grows atop it.

MUNISING, MI--   Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is appearing on a brand new quarter. 

The coin is the 41st release of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program, a 12-year initiative that honors 56 national parks and other national sites.

The Pictured Rocks quarter will be launched February 7 at a ceremony at Mather Elementary School in Munising. U.S. Mint personnel, park officials, and others will attend. It will include a ceremonial coin pour and an exchange of $10 rolls of newly minted Pictured Rocks quarters.

MUNISING, MI--   More details have emerged surrounding the reappearance of a hiker declared missing at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Kara Moore, 55, had been hiking with family members last Friday in the Beaver Creek Wilderness Area. When the group got to the trailhead parking lot they noticed Moore was missing. Officials launched a land and water search that lasted five days.

Wednesday around 1:30 p.m. hikers on the Beaver Lake Trail saw a woman matching Moore’s description walking toward them. They gave her food and water and contacted park authorities.

Missing hiker found

Jul 19, 2017

MUNISING, MI--   A hiker reported missing from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has been found alive.

Kara Moore, 55, was last seen hiking last Friday evening. Various agencies have been searching for her since then.

Park officials say Moore walked into the Little Beaver Campground around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. No further details are available at this time.

Public Radio 90 will bring you additional information as it’s released.  

MUNISING, MI--    Police are searching for a woman at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Kara Moore, 57, was last seen Friday around 5:30 p.m. in the area of Beaver Creek Campground. She was wearing black pants, a purple sweatshirt, a turquoise jacket, and tennis shoes. She was also wearing wire-rimmed glasses and was carrying a multi-colored backpack.

Moore is 5’4” and has gray hair.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call 911. 

MUNISING, MI (AP)--   Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is cautioning hikers to stay away from the park's dune and cliff edges after a second large-scale erosion event occurred in the Grand Sable Dunes area.

MLive reports the incident this month took place just west of the park's Log Slide Overlook, where the park says a viewing platform broke off and fell about 100 feet down in early April.

GRAND MARAIS, MI (AP)--   A popular overlook at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is closed after a viewing platform slid about 100 feet down the face of a sand dune. 

The park recently announced the closure at Log Slide Overlook, saying heavy snow, ice, and sand deposits at the site — as well as erosion — were to blame.

The overlook located west of Grand Marais offers a view from atop the Grand Sable Dunes.

Plans call for moving the overlook's walkway back from the edge of the dunes and rebuilding the viewing platform if major erosion doesn't take place.

MUNISING, MI--   Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore received a record 777,428 visits in 2016, the park’s 50th anniversary and National Park Service’s centennial year. 


MUNISING, MI (AP)--   Three men are safe after being pitched from their kayaks into Lake Superior by strong winds and high waves.

Jim Farrington, 52, of Alden, Michigan, Tolan Annis, 52, of Eagle, Michigan, and Sean Royston, 47, of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin started kayaking Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. from Sand Point to Mosquito Beach near Munising.  Waves reaching up to six feet turned over the kayaks near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.


DETROIT, MI (AP)--   The National Park Service has posted signs at three national parks in Michigan that include nature poems by an Egyptian-American writer. 

The Detroit News reports that Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks and Isle Royale are among five parks in the Midwest selected to feature the signs with poems by Moheb Soliman.