Stories from the Start: Summer '08

It all started in the Summer of 2008 with a simple birthday adventure. One trip led to another, and slowly Jacob (and often his companions) began to canvas Houghton, Baraga, and Keweenaw county, hunting down waterfalls and rapids with a passion. Armed with little more than a camera, topographic profile, and Google map directions, over fifty waterfalls were methodically found and catalogued by a mixture of brute force and stubborness.

Wet rocks around the waterfalls
Bright splash of color  surrounded by green

Point Abbaye in the Twilight

Returning to the Herman-Nestoria swamp, Jacob and Katie attempt to follow old logging roads to find No Name Falls. And they visit Point Abbaye.

  • No Name Falls
Barest trickle over a tall, mossy wall

Drizzle over Hungarian Falls

Tired of being cooped after several days of rain Katie, Jacob, and Logan head over to Tamarack for a quick stop at the familiar Hungarian Falls.

  • Hungarian Falls
Closed bridge over the river

Upper Silver Falls with Katie

On a whim Katie and Jacob head over to Herman and search for the upper drops of Upper Silver from the south side, below the old bridge.

  • Upper Silver Falls
Trickling upper drops

Finding Gooseneck Falls

A suspect waterfall sits only a few miles east of Hancock, a hiking opportunity to good for Jacob and Logan to pass up.

  • Gooseneck Creek Falls
Rain dampening the upper falls

Leisurely Hike at Hungarian Falls

Looking for a break, Jacob takes Nick and James for a little trip to Hungarian Falls in a misty, but dry, time of year.

  • Hungarian Falls
A rocky walk upstream

To Herman with Faith and Steele

Faith, Steele, Jacob and Logan head down to L'Anse to visit Falls River Falls and Upper Silver Falls on a hut summer day.

  • Middle Falls
  • Upper Silver Falls
  • Upper Falls
Lush green around Hogger Falls

Return to West Branch Sturgeon

A quick return to West Branch Sturgeon River to grab some better pictures of the falls and make a new stop at Prickett Dam.

  • Hogger Falls
  • Prickett Dam Falls
  • West Branch Sturgeon Falls
Dry falls

Dry Creeks in Ontonagon

Jacob decides to take Faith and Kyle out for a trip to the Victoria area on a hot, dry afternoon. They don't find any flowing waterfalls, though.

  • Plover Falls
  • Sandstone Creek Falls
  • Victoria Dam Falls
Mud puddle in the swamp

Falls of the Huron River

After spending a night camping at Big Erick's Bridge, Logan and Jacob head upstream on the Huron River to find some of the more remote drops.

  • Big Falls
  • Leatherby Falls
  • West Branch Falls
Calm waters between falls

Up Slate River Gorge with Steele

After learning about Slate River Gorge's upstream waterfalls Jacob, Logan, and Steele head to Skanee for a summer wade up the river.

  • Ecstasy Falls
  • Kukuck's Falls
  • Slate River Falls
  • Slide Falls

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