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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
Quick pose

Snowshoeing with Katie at Quincy Falls

Katie and Jacob head out to Quincy for some quick exploring and to test out a crazy new-fangled winter hiking tool: snowshoes.

  • Quincy Falls
  • Upper Quincy Falls
Odd rocks above the falls

Gunshots at Copper Falls

Surprised at the lack of snow Jacob takes a bunch of friends up to the Keweenaw for some quick evening stops.

  • Fenner's Falls
  • Upper Copper Falls
Trickling drop over the shattered rock

Dry Creeks of the Keweenaw

An impatient Faith convinces Jacob to head out for a quick autumn trip to the Keweenaw and a few familiar waterfalls.

  • Copper Falls
  • Ripley Falls
Colored lower shelf

Autumn at Quincy Falls

Jacob returns to Quincy Falls with Steele and Logan in hopes to find more waterfalls higher up in the gorge on a crisp autumn day.

  • Quincy Falls
One last look back at Quincy Mill

Mont Ripley and Quincy Mill Ruins

Only a short distance north of Houghton, Ripley and Quincy Falls make appealing targets for Katie and Jacob on a muggy summer afternoon.

  • Quincy Falls
  • Ripley Falls

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