Spring flow on the St. Louis River as it flows through Jay Cooke State Park.
Category Archives: Minnesota state parks
Wet Rocks on a Cold Day
During a snowy, wet spring day, I took a short hike at Jay Cooke State Park to check the water level on the St. Louis River. The river still has a bit of ice around the edges but, the main channel is open and flowing. As I climbed around the rocks, I discovered this bit of color.
Early spring ferns at Banning State Park in Minnesota.
Nothing Lasts Forever
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Tettegouche State Park lies along the north shore of Lake Superior and is known for its hiking, camping and the arch. I visited the park in 2006 and paddled my kayak under the arch. Sadly, in 2010, the arch portion … Continue reading
A Rock and a Cold Place
Temp was in the mid-teens, very gusty wind off the lake and having to fight the blowing snow made the day challenging. On the ledge rock, along the shore of Lake Superior at Gooseberry Falls State Park.
A Visit on a Snowy Day to Split Rock State Park
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A couple of images from the visit..
A Quiet Cove in Winter
Although Lake Superior was in turmoil, this cove was serene and peaceful. Image was captured at Split Rock State Park.
December Rain and a Muddy Waterfall
In twenty-four hours, the weather in northern Minnesota went from warm and foggy, to an overnight thunder storm and then a snowstorm the next morning. Very strange weather for us in December but, it did make the north shore rivers and stream more interesting.
Not My A-Game Today
I was halfway through my day of photography when I noticed that I was shooting in manual mode. Not that this is a bad thing, it’s just that I thought I was auto focusing, which I wasn’t, and I missed focus on about half my shots.
This would have been a much better composition had it been in focus.
Opt Out Outside
In 2015, REI Co-op started Opt Outside inviting employees and members to look at the Black Friday in a new light. I have been participating in Opt Outside from the beginning and this year was no different. For 2021, I took a trip to Jay Cooke State Park, the nearest state park to Duluth and a park I frequent due to its closeness. On arrival I was happy to see a busy parking lot and lots of people enjoying the nice November day.