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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED Lens
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Covered Bridge along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

This covered bridge is a stand out along one of Sleeping Bear Dunes' scenic drive. Northern Michigan houses a few of these beautiful bridges and this lovely wooden structure beams in the afternoon spring sunlight. In addition to the view, enjoy the cacophony of birdsong and pungent garlicky aroma of the nearby hillside covered in wild leeks.



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N44° 51' 40.0608"W86° 02' 36.5208"
This image is of the covered bridge on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The Drive is usually closed to vehicular traffic when unsafe conditions exist, so I recommend parking at the first pull off at the entrance to the Scenic Drive off M-109 at the end near the toilets (which are open year round). Rejoin the road and walk in the same direction as traffic would go. The bridge is about a 1 mile walk from here. If the drive is open to vehicles, drive the mile and then park on the pull off on the far side of the bridge and walk back through to shoot. Either by foot or by car, the GPS coordinates will take you to the exact location of where I stood.


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