Sunday, October 2, 2016
High Falls, Baptism River
Last week I had to go to Duluth for a few things so I decided to head down in the evening and spend the night at my brother's place. That way I could get my errands done in the morning and do some hiking in the afternoon on the way home. I really wanted to hike to the waterfalls at Tettegouche Stat Park. When the morning rolled around, however, the weather was not looking promising. It was raining all morning and when I started driving back up the shore it was raining there as well. I really didn't feel like hiking in the rain so I was beginning to think I wasn't going to get a hike in.
Lucky for me, just before arriving at Tettegouche State Park the rain stopped and some breaks in the clouds started to appear. I figured I'd make a run for it. Maybe I'd get lucky and I could see the waterfalls while dodging any further rain storms. For the next couple of hours my luck held out and I was able to hike to both High Falls and Two Step Falls without any rain falling. I even had some nice sunlight for a few moments at each waterfall. When I got back to my car and resumed my drive up the shore, it wasn't long before it started raining again! What luck I had on this day to make the hike in between rain showers and to have just enough sunlight on the waterfalls to make a mid-day shot more interesting :-)