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Northern Michigan

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Seeing a Great Lake surprises the uninitiated, and their reactions can be entertaining. “Is that an ocean?” Tusa heard one young hiker gasp at the shoreline termination of one trail. “At first,” she says, “I wondered where on earth she had traveled from. Then I figured, more charitably, that the vastness confronting her was probably so unexpected, that her utterance was simply awkwardly stated awe.”