I was surprised to read an article informing me that if you go to Sleeping

Bear Dunes on Lake Michigan and have to be rescued it could cost you more than $2,000.00.

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that if you go down the massive 450-foot dune at the No. 9 overlook along the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and then you are unable to climb back up you better be prepared to shell out some major cash.

People who need to be rescued would be pulled up the hill by a crew with ropes and, or rescued by boat if conditions allow.

According to the article, there are about 60 search and rescues at the Sleeping Bear Dunes each year. Also a 2014 study ranked the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park 13 out of 100 national parks for search and rescue operations.


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