Kawishiwi Falls

(Winton MN)
A one mile loop trail went through the forest leading to Kawishiwi Falls. The night before there had been a thunderstorm with fierce winds. So, I was a bit worried of what I might find in the dense woods.

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Kawishiwi Falls

Sure enough, there were downed trees across the path in several spots. Some scrambling over, around or beneath them was required to continue. It was a good thing that a portion of the trail was on a narrow boardwalk, because there was much standing water.

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Kawishiwi Falls from the Side

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Kawishiwi Falls Cascading Down

My efforts were rewarded with a raging waterfall viewed from the edge of a rocky cliff. I spent awhile photographing from different viewpoints, and admiring the plunging waters, before returning to Tardis.

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Kawishiwi Falls from Below

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Kawishiwi River at the Campground

Afterward, I went to lunch in Ely at the Subway, as it was the only café in town that had electricity restored. Then, I headed southward to find my campsite along the river.

Camp: Superior NF-South Kawishiwi River CG drycamp
Scene: Waterfall, river

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2 Responses to Kawishiwi Falls

  1. Bradford Harris September 8, 2016 at 5:50 pm #

    Wow, what spectacular waterfall pictures! I understand what you mean about the downed trees and such after bad storms. It’s been that way in northern Iowa, too. What a treasure you found by traversing the obstructions!

    • Pleinguy September 8, 2016 at 5:56 pm #

      It was a fantastic waterfall, which was probably helped by the recent rain. Glad I made the effort getting through the trail to see it.

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