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Late one day we drove over to the Little Carp River to photograph the waterfalls. I was a little disappointed that there was not more water in the river but we had found all of the rivers in the UP to have very little water in them.

Overlooked Falls

Overlooked Falls

Greenstone Falls

Greenstone Falls

The leaves were very good but mostly yellows. This is a shot of the road leading down to the river. You used to be able to drive down to the river but the road has been closed and a much larger parking lot built close to South Boundary Road. The old parking area was small and rough.

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The area can be a bit wet during the summer and the Park Services has build little bridges over the wet areas.

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There a couple of cabins several miles down the river. Visitors can rent them and have a wilderness experience in the Porcupine Mountains.

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We weren’t sure what to expect because the weather forecast was for rain and possibly snow. Since it looked like a good day to photograph waterfalls we decided to drive down to the Presque Isle River and take the loop hike that goes for several miles along the river.

We hadn’t gotten very far when we noticed storm clouds out over the lake and it looked like we were going to be hit by a rain squall. As it turned out it only sprinkled a few times. The rest of the morning we encountered a combination of clouds and sunshine which made it ideal conditions for photographing the fall color and waterfalls. We intended to spend only a few hours at this location but it was so beautiful that we spent all of the morning into the early afternoon.

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We then drove down to the Little Carp River to photograph a few more waterfalls. We discovered they had changed things around. You used to be able to drive down to the river but the parking was limited and the road was bad. They now have a large parking near the main road and you need to hike down to the river on the old road.

Greenstone Falls

Greenstone Falls

After hiking around at the Little Carp River we drove over to Silver City where we were going to stay. At this point things got a little bizarre. There was an older couple at the desk asking if there were any rooms for the night and then asking what there was to do in the area. It was strange because Silver City is not exactly on your way to anyplace. We were trying to figure out how they ended up in Silver City.

Then my wife wanted to make a call but didn’t have cell service. She stopped at the desk to ask about cell service. The desk clerk ask who the carrier was. She said Verizon. In that case you need to walk out the front door, turn right, walk to the other side of the road, stand in front of the sign. You will get two bars. She forgot to mention that you had to be facing a certain way.

We then went to eat but a quilting group had taken over the restaurant so we ended up eating in the bar. They had a green tea ice cream dish on the menu. We had to laugh because until a few weeks ago we had never heard of green tea ice cream. We were in Japan when we noticed large soft serve ice cream cones along the road and the ice cream was painted green. We thought this was a little odd but it turned out it was green tea ice cream and was very good. We never expected to see it in the states and surly not in the middle of nowhere.

We were driving though Porcupine Wilderness State Park a few weeks ago and decided to take a brief break late in the day at the Little Carp River parking area. We walked along the river checking out Overlooked Falls and Greenstone falls. Unfortunately it looked like there had been a wind storm because there were quite a few trees in the river.

Overlooked Falls

Overlooked Falls

Greenstone Falls

Greenstone Falls

Little Carp River

Little Carp River