Journal of Waterfall Adventuring

Whether he is hiking alone through the woods, with Logan running ahead to chase down deer, or with a group of friends, every hike that Jacob sets out turns into an adventure. Hopping from slick rock to rock along a small creek in the city, splashing through deep water over an uncertain riverbed, or pushing thick branches out of the way in thick brush, every journey turns into a little story of discovery.

Faint path through yellow trees
The real Daults Falls

Quick Spring Stops in Baraga

On the way home from an overnight stay at Michigan Tech, Jacob makes a few quick stops around Herman and Alberta to revisit some familiar waterfalls

  • Upper Silver River Falls
  • Dault's Falls
  • Canyon River Falls
  • Upper Falls
Lake Superior in the far distance

Early Spring in the Keweenaw

An early spring brings a slightly wounded Jacob north in hopes to find overflowing creeks in the muddy, bare forests of the Keweenaw.

  • Quincy Falls
  • Upper Quincy Falls
  • St Louis Falls
  • Eister Falls
  • Madison Gap Falls
Up along the southern shore

Superior Wanders in the Spring

An early morning of foggy hiking near Marquette Mountain gives way to a sunny spring day of adventuring with Kathleen along Lake Superior's shoreline.

  • Marquette Mountain Falls
  • Morgan Falls
  • Forestville Dam Falls
  • Alder Falls
Narrow footpath through the woods

A Half-Visit to Yellow Dog Falls

Kathleen and Jacob make a cursory stop at Yellow Dog Falls to visit the first few drops, though queasy stomachs cast a shadow over the visit.

  • Yellow Dog Falls
Side view, through the branches

Quick Glance of Agate Falls

Agate Falls makes for an easy break after tough morning hikes, something that both Kathleen and Jacob needed after climbing volcanic plugs

  • Agate Falls
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

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