Sunday, September 30, 2018
The fall colors so far seem to be quite a bit better than last year. Colors are getting really "punchy" and vibrant. Last year most of the maple leaves seemed to just turn brown then fall off the trees. This year there is a quite bit more color variety and the leaves seem to be hanging on a little longer than usual.
Friday, September 28, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Autumn is hands-down my favorite time of year to be out in the woods hiking. I spend most of my outdoor time in the summer on my bike. However once the weather cools and the leaves change, I often leave the bike in favor of foot travel over some of the fantastic trails we have on the north shore of Lake Superior. This trail shot is from the Superior Hiking Trail not far from the Hazel campsite between Camp 20 Road and the Arrowhead Trail.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The fall colors are getting really nice! This next week should be prime time for the maples. For a little while today the sun came out and really lit up the trees nicely. It was a nice (albeit brief) respite from all the gray, rainy weather we've been having lately.
Monday, September 24, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
A 30 second exposure makes for some moonlight magic at Middle Falls on the Pigeon River. Taken from the Ontario side of the river, I love the patterns that the trails of foam make in the long exposure. Such an intriguing place. I love this river.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
From a recent rainy day hike on the Superior Hiking Trail just north of Cascade River State Park. Our topsoil is generally pretty thin in this part of the world and scenes like this are common along the trail. I find the roots intriguing, they often make for interesting photographs.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018
I love that even after almost 43 years of living in an area and being very familiar with it, there are still countless things to be discovered. Such as this waterfall that I saw recently for the very first time. I explored lots of other waterfalls along the way to get here, but this one was a pleasant surprise and my favorite find of the day.
This waterfall is buried deep within a gorge at the end of a short spur off the Superior Hiking Trail near Cascade River State Park. I have a feeling the only reason it was actually flowing is because we had a recent spell of wet weather. I spent about an hour here, losing myself in the aura of this place. Then I made a couple of photographs and continued on my way.