A climb up the wooded portion of the dune, and a short hike to the ridge, allowed us to view the beach below. This particular dune is still intact, not eroded by the waves, because it sits a quite a distance from the shore.
From this vantage point, we were able to see the entire expanse of beach we just walked, all the way to Kintzele Ditch, almost a mile away. The view extended much more of course, and on clear days, the Chicago skyline can be seen almost 40 miles across Lake Michigan.
Two old homes close to this dune were recently torn down, adding the property to the national lakeshore. Walking around the area, I can only imagine how beautiful it must have been to have a home situated in such a picturesque landscape.
Posted by Tom Gill at Wednesday, September 21, 2016