Devil’s Punchbowl

Devil's Punchbowl - Large Waterfall

Just down the road from Tripp Falls is another amazing waterfall within the Devil’s Punchbowl Nature Preserve. This area is managed by the Landmark Conservancy (which the Western Wisconsin Land Trust was integrated into) and is open to the public. Another dedication plaque found at the parking area labeling this Devil’s Punchbowl Scientific Study Area. … Read more

Tripp Falls

Tripp Falls – View from below the falls

Continuing a run of waterfalls all within Dunn County today and my next stop is at Tripp Falls. Access is not very clear-cut but is relatively easy if you know where it’s at. Start by parking off the shoulder of the road to begin your hike up the creek/drainage. Just a few feet down the … Read more

Red Cedar Waterfall

Red Cedar Waterfall - Direct View

It’s now the 2nd weekend in June. COVID-19 restrictions have changed a bit and I was finally able to go camping for a proper socially-distanced weekend trip. First stop is to find the waterfall along the Red Cedar State Trail / Red Cedar River. I started from the large boat launch parking lot on County … Read more

Pattison State Park – Copper Creek Falls

Pattison State Park - Copper Creek Falls upper section from side

Intermittent storms for the past several days washed away my best laid plans.  Today (Jul-6) the stars aligned giving me blue skies, 72 degres, and a gentle breeze.  Just about the perfect day to attempt a mysterious and unpublished waterfall called Copper Creek Falls at Pattison State Park.  Access is through the northern park section … Read more

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Down the highway from Sunset is the Walnut Canyon National Monument.  This site preserves the early cliff side dwellings of the Sinagua culture dating back to about 1100 CE, near the same time of Sunset’s eruption.  Can you imagine what they saw in the distant sky from their caves on that day?  Crazy to imagine. … Read more