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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ten Foot

I don't know if you're in the mood for more waterfall shots, but I'm going to share them anyway. Waterfalls are one of my favorite things about living here. I find them all beautiful at all times of the year - whether it's the gurgling trickle of Haven Falls in late summer or the thunderous rush of Eagle River Falls in the spring. 

We stopped by Ten Foot Falls when Marty and Donna were visiting this month. These falls are located along Hwy. 26 between Phoenix and Eagle River. We park the car along the road and walk into the woods to view them. Steve calls this area "the place with the skipping rocks," and some locals call this place "the old swimming hole." It wouldn't be a good area for swimming at this time of year, however. The current would carry you down into Lake Superior, and all the rocks under the water would make for a very bumpy and dangerous ride. Even though the falls are in the woods just off the road, it's so peaceful that we could sit there for hours listening to the sound - totally mesmerized by the water.

Here are the photos. The water was the highest I had ever seen it that day.
 

Compare that to how it looked last August.

Here it is again on May 9th.

The same downstream area from a slightly different angle last August.

All the rocks are covered with water right now. . .

but they were clearly visible and walkable last August.

That's Grace walking on the rocks. Now, notice the taller splash of water in the center background of the next photo.

That water is splashing because it's hitting the high rock you can see in the right background of this photo.

In the following picture, can you see the hollow in the trunk of the tree - on the right side near the ground? The water is splashing in it and up around it.

That's where Grace was sitting in the next shot taken last August.

Her feet were a long way from the water back then! Wish she could see it now. 

Your waterfall tour wouldn't be complete without another video. Here's a snippit of the sights and sounds we experienced at Ten Foot Falls on May 9th. Enjoy!
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All is well in the Keweenaw.

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