Category Archive: waterfalls

Missouri River Explorations, First People’s Buffalo Jump, and Some Great Falls

One of our first day trips after arriving in Helena was spent driving north, through the canyons in the Big Belt Mountains, and then into the plains en route to Great Falls. Like… Continue reading

Snake River Springs

Slicing deep through the basalt plains of southest Idaho the Snake River rushes west, gaining volume as it is joined by the Malad and Bruneau Rivers. Known for it’s majesty and beauty in… Continue reading

False Start

By mid-May 2021 we were ready to get out and travel again. COVID seemed to be under better control in many parts of the country, we were both fully vaccinated, and us humans… Continue reading

Down by the River

For most of my life I thought of myself as a water person but I questioned that assessment once I moved to the western states and found so much joy in hiking the… Continue reading

Weekend in the Lowlands: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Bottomless Lakes State Park, Sitting Bull Falls, and More

We kept our distance from people indoors as much as possible through the beginning on 2021 but once Tom was fully vaccinated I suggested we take a weekend trip down the mountain. My… Continue reading

Sampling the San Juan Mountains

Between our visit with Nancy’s family and our arrival in Las Cruces we had three days in which to get a taste of the San Juan Mountains. Because we wanted to see as… Continue reading

Weekend in Minneapolis

After we finished our second week of building in Wisconsin we packed a couple bags and headed to Minneapolis for the weekend. Neither Tom or I had been there before but Tom had… Continue reading

7 Kinds of Mushrooms, 5 Waterfalls, 3 Happy Dogs, 1 Bullfrog, Tons of Thimbleberries, Way Lots of Mud, and an Ungodly Amount of Mosquitos: Hiking the North Country Trail to Black River Harbor

As I mentioned in my last post, we spent our first day with Teri and Grey hiking a segment of the North Country Trail. This 6 mile (one way) section cuts through mature… Continue reading

Waterfall Heaven: Chutes Provincial Park

Chutes was our last stop in Ontario before crossing back into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The small park contains the section of the Aux Sables River that runs through a series of… Continue reading

Onaping High Falls and the Shoreline Discovery Trail

Our visits to Onaping High Falls and the Shoreline Discovery Trail were both half day adventures added into our tour of Lake Huron’s northern coast. Our time in Ontario was bookended by visits… Continue reading