A little further down river, in Jay Cooke State Park, the river rages.
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Skyline Parkway is a scenic drive through the hills above Duluth Minnesota. It is a 28 mile route that was begun in 1889 and a must drive for visitors to the area. The route has many scenic overlooks and passes by the Enger Tower park where you can climb to the top for an even more spectacular view of the city of Duluth and Lake Superior. In the summer, the gardens are in full bloom.
A Gallery of Images From the West
After a week on the road capturing images from the Oregon coast to Minnesota, I have created a gallery of photos on my website. Rather than creating the same gallery on my blog, here is the link to the site: http://northernvisionsmedia.com/?page_id=2727
I had to travel some back roads in Wisconsin the other day and, of course, I had my camera bag with me. The further south one goes, the more fall color you’ll see. On this particular day, there was little if any breeze and the lakes and ponds were marvelously still. So, take a little trip down an October road with me. Oh yeah, if you’ve seen my work before, you know things might get interesting.
Hiking at Gooseberry Falls
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.
A Little Time by the Lake
One of my favorite ways to start the day, sit by the shore of Lake Superior and capture a few images.
First Blush of Dawn
A simple little landscape piece along the shore of Lake Superior.
Water in Motion
I love photographing water in motion along with the sound of the water as it flows by. The St. Louis River is flowing unusually strong for this time of year due to heavy rain in northern Minnesota. This is providing a wonderful spectacle in Jay Cooke State Park where it flows over an incredible array of rock ledges and falls on it’s way to Lake Superior.
Rolling Golden Hills
Taken from the scenic Veterans Memorial overlook along Hwy. 23 outside of Duluth.
Rock, Water, Sky
Shovel Point at Tettegouche State Park as seen from Palisade Head.