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Category Archives: Waterfalls

My wife printed, matted and framed six of my fall photos for an exhibit at the Menomonie Public Library. The exhibit will run through the month of October.

Bonanza Falls – U.P. of Michigan

Black River Harbor Reflections – U.P. of Michigan

Leaves Canadian Hill Farm – Menomonie Wisconsin

The Z Bond Falls – U.P. of Michigan

Lake of the Clouds Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – U.P. of Michigan

Leaf Hoffman Hills Recreation Area – Menomonie Wisconsin

 

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On our drive back from the Black Hills we stopped at Sioux Falls. One of our favorite places to visit in Sioux Falls is Falls Park. It had rained most of the night and there was a slight mist when we arrived at the park. Fortunately we had about an hour to look around before heading back to the car. We had just reached the car when the skies opened up.

As I noted in an earlier blog we had tried to get to Rouse Falls a few days earlier but a threatening storm caused us to turn back. When we tried the second time we only drove in on the logging road a few hundred yards before parking. The road wasn’t good to start with and the recent rain made it impassible. As it turned out were not all that far from the Falls on the earlier attempt. It only took us about 15 minutes to walk to it on the logging road. We were a little confused because the logging road split and went up a hill. There were no signs so we tried both branches and both of them petered out in about 50 feet. We noticed a faint trail on the right fork. After about 50 feet we could hear the Falls. Photographic conditions were not very good but I managed a few photos.  I think with a little more water flow this would be a nice falls to visit on a cloudy day.

On the way back we took a few photos of the logging road. As you can see it was a wise decision not to try it in a van.

We then drove on to Wren Falls. We were a little concerned when we encountered this sign. Probably not a place you would want to visit during hunting season.

Wren falls was nice but not a lot of photography options because it is in a canyon which we were not about to climb down into.

This is a view up the Tyler Forks River.

In the afternoon we drove over to Amnicon Falls State Park and then met some friends that we met when we were in Sweden. I thought there would be more water running in the Amnicon River because there was a good flow at Pattison State Park. I was dissapointed to see a low flow with Now and Then falls just flowing.

Now and Then Falls

With the low water flow I was able to capture this photo of Snake Pit Falls.

Snake Pit Falls

This is a shot of a stick in the water at the top of lower falls.

I was a raining morning when we drove over to Pattison State Park. We had business in Superior and Pattison is just a short drive out of town. Our first stop was Big Manitou Falls. It is the fourth highest waterfall east of the Mississippi.

We then drove on to Little Manitou Falls.

This is a shot of Dam below Interfalls Lake. It almost looks like the water is interlaced with gold.

Just below the dame the Black River flows under a foot bridge.

The Orange Hawkweed were blooming in the park.

Our next stop was Tyler Forks Dells. We drove to the end of the road and then followed a faint path along the river. As we walked into the woods the path was easier to find.

As we were returning to the car we noticed two fishermen. These were the only people we say during our waterfall excursions. We then headed over toward Rouse Falls. We started driving down a logging road only to determine that we would never make it in a van so we pulled over and parked. After walking for about five minutes we noticed that the sky was getting black so we decided to give it up for the day. We were lucky that we turned back because a strong storm hit just after we hit the main road.

After leaving Foster Falls we drove over to Upson to try and find Upson Falls. I had stopped on several earlier occasions but didn’t realize that Upson Falls could not be seen from the small park and campground. After a short walk around a large outcropping of rocks we found Upson falls.

Upson Falls also had some interesting foam patterns to photograph.

When we returned to the car I took out my macro lens to photograph some of the flowers found along the Potato River.

On my birthday, I had forgotten it was my birthday, my wife and I decided to take a waterfalling trip through northern Wisconsin. Our first stop was Foster Falls. It was a beautiful sunny day, not the kind of day you want for taking waterfall photos but none the less it was a great day to drive around northern Wisconsin. Foster Falls is not all that impressive but still provided some nice photo opportunities.

After photographing the falls I noticed some nice foam patterns in the water and spent quite a bit of time photographing them.

My wife and camera assistant patiently waiting for me to finish.

This photo of interstate falls appears in the 2017-2018 Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Calendar.

Three of my photos from Big Falls County Park appear in the April/May 2017 issue of 5ive For Women magazine page 13.