Allequash Creek Falls

Allequash Creek Falls - Lower falls

From Jennings Falls in Florence I was making a drastic change in direction and heading west towards the Ashland area. On the way I decided to take the scenic route across Hwy 70 and the backroads through the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest (which I don’t have pictured here but it was a fantastic rustic … Read more

Jennings Falls

Jennings Falls - Main falls view from north shoreline

Another day in Wisconsin’s north woods and it’s a good one. Made my way up to Florence County in search of Jennnings Falls which I somehow overlooked on previous trips. The sun is shining, temperatures are perfect, and the leaves here are turning some fantastic colors. Let’s hit the trail. Access to the falls from … Read more

Menominee River State Recreation Area – Piers Gorge

Menominee River State Recreation Area - Piers Gorge 3rd Pier - Mishicot Falls (Long Exposure)

I was getting a bit burned out from moving between sites quickly, and so this afternoon I decided to slow it down a bit and give myself time to take in the scenery with a bit more leisure. There was one particular spot I had in mind where I missed an easily accessible falls back … Read more

South Branch Pike River Lower Falls

Pike Wild River - View of falls/rapids from downstream

One great thing about Marinette County is there are no shortages of outdoors adventures you can have, and it seems like there are more rivers winding through the forests than you could explore in a lifetime. Case in point: I’m jumping away from the Peshtigo River and driving up the road a ways to the … Read more

Thunder River Fish Hatchery Falls

Thunder River Fish Hatchery - View of waterfall

Continuing along in Marinette county, my next stop was a waterfall that is clearly visible online but I had never heard of before. I started by driving to the Thunder River Fish Hatchery which is a DNR property that originally reared brown trout for Lake Michigan. It was closed in 2016 due to a change … Read more

2021 Wisconsin Fall Trip Start: Stung Upper Lip

An example of the yellowjacket that got me. Nest of them on my campsite.

Welcome to the start of my 2021 Wisconsin road trip. The past few years this has been my go-to choice for longer trips, and frankly there is no place I’d rather be than in the big woods in fall when the colors are changing. This year started off poorly but by the end became quite … Read more

Big Spring Creek (2022)

Big Spring Creek - Spring water cascading down the rocks

My turkey hunt was going nowhere fast today. After striking out at Governor Dodge State Park I fueled up, took a short midday nap, and drove around in search of new public lands with favorable terrain. Along the way I ended up at a familiar destination at Big Springs Fishery Area in Highland, Wisconsin. Here’s … Read more

Governor Dodge – 2022 Spring Turkey Hunt Fail

Governor Dodge State Park - Sunset over Cox Hollow Lake

For this year’s Wisconsin spring turkey hunting season I drew a tag for period C in the southwest zone 1 region. I was behind in preparation and only had the weekend so I figured to go where I already have some knowledge. Headed to Governor Dodge State Park in Dodgeville, Wisconsin which also allowed me … Read more

Little Niagara Falls

Little Niagara Falls - Main falls view

Beginning the end of this weekend’s journey starting with Little Niagara Falls. Access is quite easy – park somewhere near Putnam Hall on the UW Eau Claire campus (or walk the path along the river) and walk a short distance through Putnam Park. Today the weather was hot and thankfully in summer parking is plentiful … Read more

Eagle Eye Rapids

Eagle Eye State Natural Area - Views over the North Fork Bad Axe River

Took a big detour from the area I was camping in order to visit Eagle Eye Rapids, named so because they are within Eagle Eye State Natural Area. This one is far off the normal routes but it’s always interesting driving through remote areas of southwestern Wisconsin. This one is a bit hard to find … Read more