Wonderous Waterfalls

During our time in Copper Harbor, Michigan, we spent a day exploring the wondrous waterfalls of the area!  Between the rigorous hikes and off-roading with the Jeep, we discovered some beauties…

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Our first destination…

This was our initial view of Manganese Falls from the beginning of the trail head. We knew there had to be a better view and were determined to find a way to the top.  After searching through the brush, we came across a smaller trail…

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Our initial view… then we started to climb!
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This was our view from the top!  It was beautiful and so worth the climb.  What an amazing 45 foot drop into the gorge!
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This is the magical flow that feeds the falls…

Our next stop was to view the Silver River Falls.

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Silver River Falls is located off of Highway 26.  These falls might not have an impressive drop, but their width and beauty make up for it!  And who doesn’t love an old stone bridge!

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Silver River Falls is about 7 feet high.

 I even took a few moments to focus on a few friends…

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We decided to cross the road to take a peek at what might be on the other side of the bridge.  I was so glad we did!  This turned out to be a shot that make me smile!

It was time to continue our waterfall adventure!  Our next destination would be Jacob’s Falls, with an impressive 60 foot drop!

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Jacob’s Falls

We had to explore this area.  I could feel it…there were fairies near!  It just felt magical!   We carefully climbed our way up the left hand side of the falls, using tree roots as our hand rail. Thank goodness the rocks were dry.

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Our oh so helpful hand rail!
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Our view from the top of the falls…

Although the view from the top of the falls was not very impressive, the view we were about to witness from behind was worth the climb!

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Fairies Live Here!
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I was waiting for a Hobbit to come out and say hello!
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Considering there was not a safe way to continue our climb, we decided to make our way back down the rocky fall’s edge.

Before we continued our waterfall adventures for the day, we had one very special stop to make…The Jam Pot!

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The Jam Pot is run by the Monks of the society of Saint John.    For more information about their life and history on the Keweenaw Peninsula visit:  http://www.societystjohn.com/ourlife/ourlife.phpr
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I highly recommend the pound cake!
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A view of the Monk’s Monastery, built on the rugged shores of Lake Superior.

After our delightful stop at the Jam Pot, we continued on to the impressive Eagle River Falls and Bridge.

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Although I am a fan of the hidden falls in the forest, this is one impressive beast, with its 60 foot drop!

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Eagle River Falls
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I am always amazed how that huge waterfall can end up flowing into this babbling stream, leading out to Lake Superior.
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Where Eagle River meets Lake Superior.

We had one finally destination left…Montreal Falls.  This journey was going to be our most challenging destination of the day…

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After some two-tracking with the Jeep, we found our trail head to Montreal Falls.
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Our trail soon became a bit more difficult to follow…but I had a feeling fairies were near!
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We landed in the midst of a forest of cedar trees.  We could hear trickling water, but could not locate it at first…always expect the unexpected… Make sure you listen for the Fairies!

​The Magic of Mother Nature…

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Our trail began to follow the ridge-line of Lake Superior’s shore.
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Once again, after a few more miles, the trail opened up and we could hear rushing water!
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Montreal Falls
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A view from the top

We knew there was an upper falls in this series.  We started to hike into the woods, uphill.  We only had a few hours of light left and a long hike back…what to do??  The weather made our decision for us…it started to rain!

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After a long, damp hike back, we were happy to see the Jeep!

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What an amazing day!  If only we would have purchased 1 dozen Monk Muffins!

Always remember…

Do What You Love…Love What You Do!

Love Yourself… Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

Roda

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28 thoughts on “Wonderous Waterfalls

  1. I love slow reveal waterfalls, when you think you’ve just found a littleun, and then bam! There’s fully fledged waterfall falling in front of you.
    Also cake is necessary after a walk (or ice cream)

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