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Category Archives: Waterfalls

Just about every fall my wife and I travel to the U.P. of Michigan to seek out the beautiful fall colors. Here are some of my favorite locations. More fall photos from the U.P. can be found on my website.

Au Train Falls

Black River Harbor

Bonanza Falls

Bond Falls

Copper Peak International Ski Flying Hill

Hiawatha National Forest

Laughing Whitefish Falls

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

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I recently stopped at Amnicon Falls to check out the waterfalls. The water levels were good but it was a bright sunny day which made it difficult to photograph the waterfalls.

Snake Pit Falls

Snake Pit Falls

Now and Then Falls

After a stop at Palisades State Park we drove on to Sioux Falls to walk around Falls Park. Once again there was quite a bit of water flowing in the Big Sioux River.

 

We recently stopped at Pipestone National Monument on our way to South Dakota. It was late in the day so the visit was brief. There is a loop trail in the park and we took the right branch which took us out into the rocks. Pipestone is a sacred place to the Native Americans who shared the site so they could quarry stone for their pipes.

When we reached Winnewissa Falls we discovered that the trail to the falls was closed. Apparently spring storms had damaged the bridge and the Park Service had not been able to repair it because of the high water. We backtracked to the visitors center and followed the Pipestone River back to the falls. There was quite a bit of water flowing in the river.

 

Quite a bit of water running at Gooseberry Falls State Park this spring. I spent most of my time taking intimate shots of the falls.

 

On a recent trip to Duluth we stopped briefly at Amnicon Falls State Park.

 

My wife has put together an exhibit of eight of my winter photographs for the Menomonie, Wisconsin Public Library. The photos selected are shown below.

A Female Northern Cardinal taken during snowstorm.

A Bald Eagle shot at Colvill Park in Red Wing Minnesota. It was fourteen below zero.

These trees covered in ice were photographed above Lake Superior at Tettegouche State Park in Minnesota. A strong March storm roared across Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Nor’easter caused huge waves along the lake which then froze on the trees.

Bridge along the Red Cedar Trail near Downsville, Wisconsin after an early November snowfall.

An Ice formation at Devil’s Punchbowl near Menomonie, Wisconsin

Bond falls is my favorite winter waterfall destination. It is located near Paulding, Michigan in the U.P.

Trees photographed, during a winter snowstorm, while skiing the Backcountry Trail at Swedetown. Swedetown is located in Calumet, Michigan.

A rock and Ice formation along the Apostile Islands.

Interstate Falls has really changed since my first visit. Years ago I reached in on a pothole filled dirt road with two parking spots. If it had rained recently I ended up parking in mud puddles. Several years ago a large crushed rock parking lot was installed along with new signage. Waterfalling has become a big tourist draw and has been recognized as such my local governmental agencies. This year we discovered that a grand viewing stand had been installed below Interstate Falls. In prior years the view was not that good and to get down to the base of the falls it was necessary to work oneself down a steep slope. Visitors will really appreciate the improved views from the viewing stand.

On our way back from our Highway 2 trip we decided to drive over to Root Beer Falls. There was quite a bit of water running and the colors were OK.

My photo of Overlooked Falls was published in the June Issue of Backpacker Magazine.