Sand and Ice Historical

Sand and Ice Historical (HM1URK)

Location: Glen Arbor, MI 49636 Leelanau County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 52.914', W 86° 2.556'

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Without departed glaciers the dunes would not be here. Melting continental ice left this ridge of sand and gravel. Steady winds off Lake Michigan have plucked at the sand grains, propelling them inland, depositing a veneer of dunes on top of the glacial ridge. Even now the dune is adrift, as part of the slope advances toward Glen Lake. Pick out a nearby tree or shrub; return in a few years and it may be buried.
Beyond this wall of sand is a windswept plateau covered with small stones, an occasional ice-abandoned boulder, a few tufts of vegetation, and sculpted dunes. On this side are good views of Glen Lake. But it is an hour's hike to the steep bluffs 400 feet above Lake Michigan.
Walk all the way across, and consider that the entire expanse was just a bone in the teeth of a mile-high glacier.
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HM NumberHM1URK
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 575612 N 4970276
Decimal Degrees44.88190000, -86.04260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 52.914', W 86° 2.556'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 52' 54.84" N, 86° 2' 33.36" W
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Area Code(s)231
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Hunter Rd, Glen Arbor MI 49636, US
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