Hiking at Gooseberry Falls

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For those who enjoy a good hike, there is a trail that takes you from the visitor’s center at the Gooseberry Falls rest area to the falls, then down the Gooseberry River where you can cross the bridge over the river, followed by a climb back up the other side to complete the circle back to the visitor’s center.  The entire hike is less than two miles, but does involve navigating a lot of stairs,  If you want to see more before returning to the visitor’s center, you can also follow the trials to the upper falls area and beyond, or take the trail to Lake Superior.

Visitors do not need a state park pass to visit the falls as long as you park at the rest area.

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Fluid Dynamics

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Another visit to the St. Louis River as it flows through Jay Cooke State Park.

Spring Flow #2

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This image could also have been better with a shorter exposure to bring out the detail in the flowing water.

Simple Pleasures

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Although I was enjoying being near Lake Superior and Split Rock Lighthouse, this single pussy willow bush caught my attention.

Frozen In Time

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When you get too close to Lake Superior in winter, you run the risk of being frozen in place till warmer weather releases you.

Temperance River

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A view of the Temperance River just before it begins it’s fall toward Lake Superior.

Below this point it funnels through a narrow gorge with several waterfalls and swirling pools.NVM_0071

Shovel Point

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Tettegouche State Park is home to some wonderful hiking trails and a favorite of mine is the trail to Shovel Point.  It does require climbing some stairs, but the hiker will be rewarded with wide open vistas of Lake Superior and the north shore.