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After visiting Bond Falls we headed over to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. We purchased a park sticker and then drove up to the Lake of the Clouds. There was still a lot of green along the lake.



After driving around Gogebic County for a while we decided to drive over to Bond Falls. The colors were not at their peak and it looked like rain was on the way. Indeed it did start raining once we reached the bottom of the falls.

I also managed a few close-up shots while walking to the bottom of the falls.

On our second fall trip we drove to Ironwood, Michigan. The following day we drove through Geoebic County on our way to Bond Falls. It was a cloudy and dreary day. There were some nice colors in spots but it was not peak.



After driving down to Cascade River State Park we drove back to Grand Marais and then out to the harbor to take a few more photographs. There were some nice waves hitting the breakwater. A few years ago the area just outside the breakwater was not covered with water. Folks were out building structures with rocks. The high water on Lake Superior has dramatically changed the landscape.



It was late in the day and cloudy creating ideal conditions to photograph at Cascade River State Park. I was a little surprised at the low water levels given the high water on the southern end of the North Shore.


While we were in Grand Marais the wind was blowing and the waves were pounding the beach. I took a few shots of Artists Point.

There was some great light and clouds over the harbor.

We drove around to the south side of the harbor to get a few photos of the waves pounding the rocks along the shore. Several other photographers had the same idea.


When we travel up the Minnesota North Shore we try and stop at the Naniboujou Club Lodge. This is a very unique place to visit. Construction started in 1928 and the club open for business in 1929. Membership was to be limited, and free memberships were given to public figures of the day as a way of attracting other members. Members included the likes of Babe Ruth, Ring Lardner and Jack Dempsey. Plans for a grand resort collapsed when the great depression occurred in 1929. We were surprised to find that they now offer alcoholic drinks. In the past this turned some people off  when they visited.


After leaving Grand Portage State Park we stopped at Grand Portage National Monument for a brief visit. The last time we were at the park the Rendezvous Days and Pow Wow was taking place. It was almost deserted on this cool fall day.


Our final destination on our Minnesota North Shore road trip was High Falls at Grand Portage State Park. This was an unusual visit because it was the first time that we had been at the falls, other than during the winter, that we didn’t get drenched by the spray from the water coming over the falls.



We also made a brief stop at along the road to take some photos of Teal Lake. We discovered there is a short road to an overlook but it is not marked.