Duncan Creek Rapids

Duncan Creek Rapids - Upstream view from bridge at Columbia Street

Another quick stop in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin at Duncan Creek Rapids. This one is very easy to access right from the bridge on Columbia Street just off WI-124.  The downstream views aren’t very exciting but there are smaller riffles for quite some distance. Upstream of the bridge is the real feature – several substantial rapids … Read more Duncan Creek Rapids

Lake of the Falls

Lake of the Falls - Main falls views

Plans today went sideways in a hurry.  Intended to camp at Beaver Lake near Marengo but the black flies were overwhelming.  Spent lots of time driving in search of campsites and ended up at Copper Falls State Park ecstatic they had one open site left.  Rain would take over in the evening but I’ll save … Read more Lake of the Falls

Armstrong Creek Rapids

Armstrong Creek Rapids

Last stop of the day is at Armstrong Creek Rapids, a smaller feature but significant for the conservation and historical aspects.  Seen here is Red Bridge, one of few remaining pony truss bridges, and a structure on both Wisconsin & National Historic Registers. Red Bridge itself no longer spans across Old 101 road – that … Read more Armstrong Creek Rapids

Merrimac Ferry

Merrimac Ferry - Crossing Lake Wisconsin

Leaving Parfreys Glen we took the free Merrimac Ferry across Lake Wisconsin.  Weather was nearly perfect with some sun & fluffy clouds.  The water is very deep & dark blue in color here. Nearby you can see the old railroad bridge that crosses the lake/river.  Not much time to take photos but it was a … Read more Merrimac Ferry

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam - Front/Side View

Back in Vegas for the final full day of exploration.  Decided to visit the engineering marvel that is the Hoover Dam and take the tours.  Parking at the free lots above the dam I walked across and like most tourists stopped first to stand across the Nevada-Arizona border. Outside the structures are several art pieces … Read more Hoover Dam

Veterans Falls

Veterans Falls

Temperatures were colder than expected last night.  I had no issue waking early and breaking down camp to get my adventures started.  First stop was at Veterans Memorial Park near Crivitz, Wisconsin to see 3 falls in one single park. TONS of wild turkeys in Marinette county.  This group was right on the entrance road … Read more Veterans Falls

Strong Falls

Strong Falls - Main Falls View

Just a short drive upstream from McClintock Falls on the Peshtigo River is another amazing waterfall called Strong Falls. Access is extremely easy via Goodman Park – drive up the gravel entrance road, park in one of several small parking lots, and walk through the grass park to the falls. If you are interested in … Read more Strong Falls

McClintock Falls

McClintock Falls - Views Over the Peshtigo River

Last night at Gov. Thompson SP was colder & wetter than expected, had to sleep in the car for a bit to stay warm.  On the bright side I was wide awake at sunrise and ready for adventure.  First stop was McClintock Park in Marinette County in search of McClintock Falls. Several large wooden arch foot … Read more McClintock Falls

Little Falls (Little Falls, WI)

Little Falls (Little Falls, Wisconsin)

Just down the road from Big Falls and still on the Little Wolf River, there is another “waterfall” aptly named Little Falls.  This is located in Waupaca County in an area sometimes labeled as a “town” but only consists of the Little Falls Tavern (by Wisconsin criteria this is fitting – if you got booze, … Read more Little Falls (Little Falls, WI)

Copper Falls State Park – Part Two

Copper Falls State Park - Tyler Forks Falls/Dells

Woke early to finish what I missed yesterday at Copper Falls State Park (see part 1 by clicking here).  This time I stayed east of the Bad River and made the loop counter-clockwise.  Still amazes me this was built by the Doughboys WWI veterans and CCC so long ago – can you imagine making these … Read more Copper Falls State Park – Part Two