(Grand Portage to Castle Danger MN)
On the Minnesota side of Lake Superior was the North Shore Scenic Highway. Along the way, there were several waterfalls which I stopped to see. Some were more grand than others. But, all nourished my thirst for the excitement of tumbling waters.
Starting at the border with Canada, I hiked an easy trail along the Pigeon River to find High Falls. It was an impressive double fall. Another one, called Middle Falls, was a 3 1/2 miles round trip hike; which I chose to skip.
Temperance River Falls pored through a narrow slot and formed a pool before emptying into Lake Superior. While Cross River Falls was a large roaring drop. Glancing off the side of the road I saw Two Island Cascades; so, I pulled off to get some shots.
Another hike took me to Middle and Lower Falls of the Gooseberry River. And nearby, an overlook pull-out got me a distant view of Split Rock Lighthouse on a cliff above Lake Superior. Lots to see on the North Shore, and I’m sure that I missed some good ones.
Camp: Chequamegon NF-Wanoka Lake CG drycamp
Scene: Waterfalls, river, lake, lighthouse
I think I stopped just a bit short of where this post features, and now I sure wish I could go back. I wasn’t feeling well at all when I was there and missed (or didn’t really enjoy) so much of it.
If you love waterfalls, like I do, then the North Shore Highway is a fun trip.