High Falls of the Pigeon River

The last stop of this Autumn trip to the MN North Shore was Grand Portage State Park. The Summer of 2014 was the first time I laid eyes on this natural beauty. I remember the thunderous noise as we walked down the path to view the tallest waterfall in Minnesota (120 foot drop).  One side of the waterfall is located in Grand Portage State Park in Minnesota, the other side is located in Pigeon River Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.  The hike is not bad on this one and I would highly recommend a stop any time of the year. An insert from a previous post, Continuous Creation on the High Falls of Pigeon River,  “This morning’s mist was heavy which made every color of the landscape pop; a photographers dream.   Low and behold, the High Falls of the Pigeon River in all its glory.”  The colors are so vibrant, that I still have to remind myself this image is not taken in a Tropical Rain Forest.  🙂

Bringing us back to this trip and the colors of Autumn in Minnesota. The trip this day included some investigating as we took the road less traveled while looking for another waterfall on the Pigeon River. The majority of times these types of excursions do not end up in the way we were hoping; however, we always have a blast attempting to find what we set out to originally locate. As we turned to follow the low maintenance hiking path, we spotted a sign, “Caution”, it read. Caution? Bravery triumphed and we continued down the narrowing path.  A mile or so down the path, we stumbled across what appeared to be the imprint of a very large mammal. Could this be a dinosaur left over from the Ice Age hiding in this remote part of the country?

Well, not a dinosaur in sight, all we really saw down this path was a whole lot of beauty as the seasons changed from Summer to Autumn.  Enjoy the images from this trip!

 

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19 thoughts on “High Falls of the Pigeon River

  1. Jane Lurie says:

    Wonderful post, Cyndie. All gorgeous and I especially like your reflections and texturing.

  2. avian101 says:

    Beautiful compositions Cynthia! Nice work. 🙂

  3. Sue says:

    What a great set of images!

  4. Eleazar says:

    Woooow those falls are impressive!!! A magical place indeed.

  5. Terra says:

    Stunning…absolutely stunning. You make our planet look like paradise.

  6. Beautiful photos Cyndie! The waterfall ones are really spectacular.

  7. Tina Schell says:

    Wonderful images Cynthia. I must admit my own shots of waterfalls, no matter what approach I take, always leave me feeling inadequate. Your shots were that much more impressive to me because I know how difficult it is to capture the majesty!

    • Thank you Tina! I agree… It is extremely hard capture the power you feel while experiencing these places in person. This place for example, the rumbling you feel under your feet is so impressive! Have a great day!

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