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During the fall color season we spent a morning hiking at Hoffman Hills. The hike started out in the prairie where the Big Blue Stem had turned a golden color.

We then started walking up the hill toward the tower. The morning light was shining through the trees.

The views from the tower showed that the colors were not at their peak but there was still some nice color.

On the way down I managed to capture some more nice color.


Early in the fall we had a snow squall that lasted about an hour. Here are few photos from the event. Shortly after the snowfall the sun was out.





We arrived at the Blue Hills mid afternoon. There were dark storm clouds right behind us. There were quite a few campers in the area and they were quickly evacuating their campsites.


The morning started out with a visit to Copper Falls State Park. It had been a number of years since we visited the park even though it was only a short side trip from our normal drive back to southern Wisconsin.


Late in the evening we drove out to Interstate Falls. Again there was a lot of water flowing over the falls.


We made a stop at Gile Flowage. There was some nice light and the trees were near peak color.


With a lot of water in the river there were not many close-up shots available. I concentrated on trying to get some water pattern shots. The brown color of the water is the result of tannic acid in the water.


We walked along the boardwalk to Manabezho Falls . There was a lot of water going over the falls.


When we arrived at the Presque Isle River parking area there were quite a few people looking at the fall leaves. There were enough people walking across the bridge at the mouth of the River that it took a while to get any shots. The river was a little high to get the iconic shots of the rocks below the bridge.

There was some nice color at the mouth of the river.

While the fall colors in the interior were nearly at their peal the colors along the shore were a couple of weeks away.


After visiting Copper Peak we normally continue on down to the mouth of the Black River. There are many things to photograph in the area.