Hiking Stories with My Dog, Logan

Logan is an awesome dog. Katie and Jacob picked him up from the local shelter in the summer of '08, a German Shepherd mutt that had eyes that just melted your heart. For the first couple of months he was a fairweather companion, restrained by a leash in the woods and keeping to short adventures. By that fall he was ready for the big hikes and started roaming through the woods unleashed. And yes, he is great at hunting waterfalls.

Curious Logan along the rocks
Northern Rocking Chair Lake

Wet Hike up to Rocking Chair Lakes

Drizzling skies and a soaked forest make tough obstacles on the hike up to Rocking Chair Lakes and a quick side visit to a little outflow waterfall.

  • Rocking Chair Falls
Northern Mulligan Plains

Evening Visits to Big Bay and Pinnacle Falls

After a full day of hiking Logan and Jacob make a couple of incidental waterfall visits and attempt an evening climb up a gnarly spur.

  • Big Iron Dam Falls
  • Pinnacle Falls
Faith on Point Abbaye

Camping at Big Erick's Bridge

A long two months after moving to Wisconsin, Katie and Jacob head back up for a camping weekend with two old friends from Houghton, and they visit some waterfalls

  • West Branch Falls
  • Leatherby Falls
  • Upper Leatherby Falls
  • Sturgeon River Falls
Swirls in the dark swamp

Saying Good-Bye at Mulligan Falls

One more day sits between Jacob and the move to Wisconsin, so it's time to head down to Ishpeming and visit Mulligan one last time

  • Upper Mulligan Falls
  • Mulligan Falls
Overflowing drops

Along the Slate River with Katie

Katie heads out for a quick adventure to a familiar spot in Baraga County and also gets to explore the Slate River gorge for the first time.

  • Silver Falls
  • Slate River Falls
  • Ecstasy Falls
  • Slide Falls
  • Kukuck's Falls
South of Arvon Mountain

An Awkward Visit to Silver River

Jacob and Logan make a long loop of a trip that includes some stops in Baraga County and Houghton County and get chased off some private property along the way.

  • Plumbago Falls
  • Middle Silver Falls
  • Gomanche Falls
  • Duppy Falls
  • Jumbo Falls
  • Wyandotte Falls
  • Ripley Falls
Gushing uppermost drop

Snowmelt on Gooseneck and Hungarian Falls

Taking advantage of the Keweenaw's mighty spring melt Jacob heads up to Gooseneck Creek to confirm some suspicions before taking a group over to Hungarian Falls.

  • Gooseneck Creek Falls
  • Hungarian Falls
Full river between white banks

Exploring the Garlic and Carp Rivers

When the vague dream of hunting down drops along the Escanaba River turns south Jacob finds a way to spend a full day in Marquette by searching for new drops along the Garlic and Carp River systems.

  • White City Falls
  • Gold Mine Falls
  • Little Garlic Falls
  • Lower Big Garlic Falls
  • Carp River Falls
  • Morgan Falls
  • Carp River Dam Falls
Small direct plunge over the rocks

The Jacobs-Copper Falls Loop

An ambitious plan to hike the lengths of Jacobs and Owl Creek in one large loop introduces a number of new Keweenaw waterfalls and some hard lessons

  • Jacob's Falls
  • Upper Jacob's Falls
  • Arnold Mine Falls
  • Upper Copper Falls
  • Copper Falls
  • Copper Adit Falls
  • Eister Falls
  • Haven Falls
Looking along the steep gorge

Cedar-Cliff Loop of the Huron Mountains

Jacob leads a small crew of friends out to the Northwestern Road for a long loop of a hike that includes Cedar Falls, Cliff Falls, and some HMC lands.

  • Upper Cedar Falls
  • Cedar Falls
  • Turkey Neck Falls
  • Lower Cliff Falls
  • Forty-Foot Falls

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