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We arrived in Hurley late in the day. Normally we drive out to Gile Flowage for some sunset photos but it didn’t look like there wouldn’t be much of a sunset. We decided to drive out anyway to look around. Gile Flowage is one of the first places that fall colors turn in northern Wisconsin so we didn’t expect much color this late in the season. We were pleasantly surprised when the sun peaked though the clouds and lit up what color their was.


One of my favorite fall photography locations is Gile Flowage just outside Hurley, Wisconsin. Normally I stop out at the flowage for sunrise but this trip I had a little time in the evening so I drove out for some sunset photos. The leaves were not at peak but they were still colorful.





Peterson Falls is located just outside of Hurley, Wisconsin. It is located on the Montreal River which forms the border between Wisconsin and Michigan.  The sign along the road calls it Peterson Falls although some call it Interstate Falls. There are no really good photographs of the falls to be had from the bank In order to get a full photograph of the falls you need to wade out into the stream to a small island. Depending upon water levels this can be easy or difficult. On this particular day it would have been easy but I forgot my boots at home so I had to photograph from the top of the falls.




We drove out to Gile Flowage well before dawn to try and capture the sunrise. As it turned out there were clouds in the east so there wasn’t much of a sunrise but the dawn was spectacular.




Last weekend marked the start of the fall color season in Northern Wisconsin. Our first stop was at Gile Flowage just outside of Hurley, Wisconsin. We spent about an hour driving around the flowage as the sun set it the west.