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I normally submit photos to the Great Lakes Photo contest run by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This year the title of the calendar has been changed to Wisconsin’s Great Waters Calendar and reflects photos from the Mississippi River. For the first time all three of my submissions were included in this year’s calendar.

Apostle Islands Sea Cave

This is a part of the Apostle Islands sea caves located near Cornucopia, Wisconsin. Linda and I and Linda’s two sisters booked a trip out to the sea caves with Good Earth Outfitters of Cornucopia. We had visited the caves many times during the winter when they are known as the Apostle Islands Ice Caves but we had never visited them in the summer. This was one of the first shots I took on the trip.

Trempealeau Mountain

Perrot State Park is one of our favorite spring and fall destinations. On this fall trip we hit it just right when the fall colors were at their peak. Trempealeau Mountain sits in the backwaters of the Mississippi River near Trempealeau, Wisconsin. This view is from Brady’s Bluff Trail.

 Northern Pacific Ore Dock Number 1

This is a decommissioned ore dock that can be seen in Superior, Wisconsin. This was taken late one fall afternoon when the late afternoon light was directly on the ore docks.

After stopping at Riecks Lake we continued on to Perrot State Park. When we arrived in Trempealeau we decided to stop at the Historic Trempealeau Hotel for Lunch. It was an interesting place to visit. On this particular day the bar was filled with Minnesota Gopher fans watching a Gopher football game.

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After Lunch we drove into the Park and parked just inside the entrance at the foot of the Brady’s Bluff trail. By the time we reached the trailhead it was a beautiful fall day.

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We hiked up the east trail to the top of Brady’s Bluff then took the north trail to the interior of the park where we spent most of the afternoon hiking. During the hike we kept encountering a couple of men who appeared to be bushwhacking around the park. The seemed to be lost most of the time. We never did figure out what they were doing.

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After hiking most of the interior trails we headed back to Brady’s Bluff. This time we took the east trail down to the boat landing before walking back to the car along the river.

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More photos from our trip to Perot State Park can be found on my website.