Kayaking at Mirror Lake State Park

Kayaking at Mirror Lake State Park

While in The Dells area I checked out a couple waterfall spots but many of the water sources feeding smaller falls are dried up right now. Rather than waste my whole day, I headed to Mirror Lake State Park and got my kayak on the water. Main goal was to test out a new PFD … Read more

2021 WI Turkey Hunting (Governor Dodge State Park)

Sun behind clouds while hunting/hiking near Old Orchard Pass trail area

After getting shutout at Yellowstone Wildlife Area I decided to try my luck at Governor Dodge State Park which is only about a 30 minute drive away. I saved a screenshot to show how the temperatures were screwing with me – weather was unseasonably warm except for this weekend. Low temps on Sunday morning were downright … Read more

2021 WI Turkey Hunting (Yellowstone Wildlife Area)

Turkeys on a private farm area while road scouting

After a long winter lockdown courtesy of COVID-19, I was able to awake from hibernation, get fully vaccinated, and go hunting for turkey in late April. Based on last year I headed right back to Yellowstone Lake State Park / Yellowstone Wildlife Area in the southwestern region of the state known as the Driftless Area. … Read more

2020 Elk Hunt @ New Mexico Gila Wilderness

Looking north across Snow Lake from the Continental Divide Trail

Finally I had arrived in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness! It was a long drive and I completely underestimated how long the final stretch would take but I made it in one piece. Had to take a few glamour shots of the new-to-me Toyota Tacoma that handled the terrain like a champ. These photos were at … Read more

Secret Falls

Secret Falls

“Secret?,” you say. “Doesn’t look like a secret if you are posting online!” After much discussion with other waterfall enthusiasts I have decided to keep the location of this place secret, however I will share the photos and some information on the journey. I am doing this because the ecosystem of this area is very … Read more

Black River Falls – Hwy K Rapids

Black River Falls - Hwy K Rapids - Aerial view of largest drop looking downstream

Time to start making my way slowly towards home on this fantastic Sunday morning in mid-June. While on the road I crossed a bridge and immediately pulled off because I think I spotted something in the river below. Could it be an unknown waterfall? GPS wasn’t working and frankly I was tired so it wasn’t … Read more

Trout Falls

Trout Falls - Main falls view from south side of river

Last stop of the night is at Trout Falls, found on the Fort McCoy Army base in between Sparta and Tomah, Wisconsin. I failed to locate this one in 2019 but luckily with some new info it was a piece of cake. Started by parking on the shoulder off W F Street and walking the … Read more

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