The Great Melting of the Snow

Changing seasons brought more than the snowmelt to the waterfall project. Faced with an inevitable move to Wisconsin, Jacob and his hiking partners embark on a crazy set of adventures through the Upper Peninsula. Some of the sites are familiar, revisits spurred by the desire to collect coordinates and take better photos. Others are new hikes that test the limits and endurance of everyone involved. This is the time of the wild end of the waterfall project.

Huge lower drops
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
Solid dome of water over rock

Long Hikes at Huron and Silver River

Warm weather lures Jacob and Logan out for an all-day adventure that includes the upper reaches of Huron River and the highlands east of Herman.

  • Leatherby Falls
  • Upper Leatherby Falls
  • Lower Leatherby Falls
  • Erick's Falls
  • West Branch Falls
  • Harley Falls
  • Upper Silver Falls
Logan braving the icy branks

Cold Morning Hikes in the Keweenaw

After a long Wisconsin weekend Jacob and Logan head up to the north side of the Keweenaw for some cold spring hikes

  • Manganese Falls
  • Upper Silver River Falls
  • Silver River Falls
  • Silver Creek Falls
  • Queen Anne's Falls
  • St Louis Falls
Smooth creamy crest

Otter Falls and a Muddy Rockland Venture

On a tight time schedule Mike and Jacob head down to explore around Otter Falls and Rockland's Military Hills

  • Otter Falls
  • Sandstone Creek Falls
  • Plover Falls

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