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Gooseberry falls is a short drive north of Duluth so my wife and I drove up to check on the ice in the park. There was a lot of ice but there was still water spilling out around the base of each of the falls.

Upper Falls

Upper Falls

Middle Falls

Middle Falls

Lower Falls

Lower Falls

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The day after watching the lighting of the light at Split Rock Lighthouse we drove up to Gooseberry State Park for some hiking. It was deer hunting season in Minnesota so we were limited in where we could hike. We took the loop around the waterfalls and then out along the lake where hunting was not allowed.

Upper Falls

Upper Falls

Upper Falls

Upper Falls

Middle Falls

Middle Falls

When I was looking for photos to use one the summer slideshow on my website I noticed I didn’t have any summer photos from the Minnesota North Shore. So in early summer we headed off for Gooseberry Falls. When we reached Gooseberry I remembered why I didn’t have any photos from the North Shore. Too many people.

Middle Falls

Middle Falls

In spite of the people I was able to get some nice shots of the falls. One of the reasons was the amount of water coming over the falls. Because of all of the rain this summer there was a lot of water flowing in the river.

Upper Falls

Upper Falls

Typically we drive down to the lake as our first stop. It was a beautiful sunny day and there were no other people around.

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We then drove back to the visitors center where we hiked over to the falls. Normally there would be people climbing all over the falls making it difficult to take photos but because of the high water it wasn’t a problem. There were a couple of places where I had to stand in line to get the iconic shot.

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On our visits to Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse State Parks we found some interesting ice on the beach.

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We hadn’t stopped at Gooseberry Falls for a while so we decided to walk around and check out the frozen Waterfalls. For the most part they were not all that interesting this winter. After looking at the waterfalls we decided to drive down to the beach and check it out. This turned out to be well worth the visit. There was some great ice in the beach area.

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My wife and I were at Gooseberry Falls wandering around on the ice when she spotted an ice formation that looked like Abe Lincoln.

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We recently drove up the Minnesota North Shore. Our first stop was Gooseberry Falls State Park. It was a mostly cloudy day which allow for good waterfall photography. It was mid week before the Memorial Day traffic started so we encountered more fishermen than photographers.

More photos from Gooseberry Falls State Park can be found on my website.

 

Upper Falls

Upper Falls

Middle Falls

Middle Falls

Lower Falls

Lower Falls

Above Lower Falls

Above Lower Falls

Last week we had several days of warm weather so we decided to head up to Gooseberry Falls State Park to check on the spring melt. There was quite a bit of water coming over the falls but the ice was still in the river. I’ve always wanted to be at the falls for ice out but missed again this year.

More photos of Gooseberry Falls can be found on my website.

Upper Falls

Upper Falls

Middle Falls

Middle Falls

Lower Falls

Lower Falls

 

Twenty four hours later the ice went out. This video shows the dramatic change in the falls when the ice goes out.

We had some time a couple of weeks ago so my wife and I drove up to Gooseberry Falls State Park to check on ice conditions. It was a beautiful cold sunny day. The waterfalls were frozen with more ice that I’ve seen in the last few years.Gooseberry-Falls-State-Park-Lower-Falls-13-12-_0421

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It had been a couple of weeks since we visited Gooseberry Falls State Park. Since out last visit the park had received over 4 feet of fresh snow.

Lower Falls

Lower Falls

Trail to Lower Falls

Trail to Lower Falls