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Monthly Archives: December 2017

When we arrived at Mosquito Beach there was not much of a beach remaining but there were some nice rocks.

I love taking picture of water patterns along the beach.

Rocks and other things I find on the beach are also fun to photograph.

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After driving around Hiawatha National Forest we decided to drive over to Miners Beach and hike the Lakeshore Trail to Mosquito Beach. We had tried hiking this trail once before but discovered that the Stable Flies were out in force. They didn’t bite but we were covered with them so we turned back. This time there were no flies just a friendly squirrel.

It was a beautiful day for a walk along the lakeshore. We encountered these reflections on a small stream along the trail.

The fall colors were generally green although on a few of the viewpoints we could see some nice color.

Whenever we are in Munising we always drive out to Hiawatha National Forest. We were up early in the morning to catch the sunrise. In fact we were up a little too early. I was already in the car ready to go when my wife came out and noted that it seemed awfully dark out. We double checked the time and found we were an hour early so we headed back into the motel for another our. We then headed out to Hiawatha National Forest. We drove around to photograph some of the lakes in the forest. We didn’t see a single photographer which is highly unusual.

Thornton Lake

Thornton Lake

Pete’s Lake

Twin Lakes

Doe Lake

On the way into Munising we stopped for a photo along the lake. The sun was on the trees and the color was great.

We grabbed a bite to eat then headed out to Miners Beach. I had expected to find quite a few photographers but didn’t see a one. In fact during our whole visit to the Munising area we only saw a couple of photographers. Normally in the fall we have trouble getting photos because there are so many photographers around.

Several years ago the lake was lower and I could walk on the beach over to Elliot Falls but that is no longer the case.

The sun was starting to set so we decided to drive over to Miners Castle to photograph the sunset.

After a brief stop at Bond Falls we drove over to Canyon Falls. On the way we found this fellow in a tree. For some reason this has been an exceptional year for Bald Eagle Photography.

Our next stop was one of my favorite waterfalls. Bond Falls, is a great place to photograph in the fall. Normally I would visit the end of September but since we were driving by we decided to stop. Most of the fall color was gone but there is always something to photograph at Bond Falls.

Just across the road from Sunday Lake Falls is Root Beer Falls.

The next morning we were up early. There had been a cold snap and we had to scrape the frost off of the car windows. After a bite to eat we drove over looking for Powderhorn falls. The directions in the book weren’t all that good but we figured out another route. Unfortunately, when we arrived at the location we realized we had seen this falls and that because of all of the rain it would be a mess getting back into it. We decided to drive over to Sunday Lake Falls just outside of Wakefield. It a little odd for a waterfall because the water flows through an old tunnel.

We arrived in Hurley late in the day. Normally we drive out to Gile Flowage for some sunset photos but it didn’t look like there wouldn’t be much of a sunset. We decided to drive out anyway to look around. Gile Flowage is one of the first places that fall colors turn in northern Wisconsin so we didn’t expect much color this late in the season. We were pleasantly surprised when the sun peaked though the clouds and lit up what color their was.

 

Continuing on to Mellon we decided it had been a long time since we stopped at Copper Falls State Park so we decided make the visit. Recent rains meant there was a good amount of water flowing.