Tyler Forks Dells Falls

Tyler Forks Dells Falls - Long Exposure

My main destination for today was a spot called Tyler Forks Dells Falls, a series of rapids, falls, and cliffs. I visited back in 2019 but couldn’t find the trail, and couldn’t pull them up online as I had no reception. Today I had maps, cell service, warm temperatures, and nothing but time to explore. I … Read more

Hwy 77 Rapids

Hwy 77 Rapids

Quick stop in Upson, Wisconsin to check out some possible new features. Parking on the shoulder where Hwy 77 meets the Tyler Forks River, I launched the drone to do some exploration. Not far north off the highway is Hwy 77 Rapids, a small single chute-type drop. Right now it’s rather unspectacular, but notice the … Read more

Upson Falls (2021)

Upson Falls - Playing with long exposure

Weather forecast today was an unseasonably warm 80 degrees and I wanted a nice spot for lunch with some shade. It just so happened I was near Upson Community Park and today being a weekday meant it was completely deserted. I previously visited in July 2019 but sunlight was harsh that day, so this also … Read more

Superior Falls (2021)

Superior Falls - Long Exposure

Last day of September 2021 and I’m starting off by returning to Superior Falls for things I missed in the past. Back in 2018 I explored from the bottom which also gives great views along Lake Superior (you can see that trip by clicking here). Today’s task was seeing the falls from above. I completely … Read more

Foster Falls

Foster Falls

After spending lots of time driving & hiking to Copper Creek Falls my day was nearly over.  Still, I found just enough time to reach Foster Falls near Upson/Gurney, Wisconsin.  Overall this is fairly easy to reach via county forest roads and the hike is relatively short. The biggest challenge is jumping across several small … Read more

Rouse Falls

Rouse Falls - View below falls

Chasing another waterfall on Iron County Forest lands, this time at Rouse Falls.  Due to heavy overnight rains the tracks here are mostly mud so I opted for the mountain bike.  Pay close attention at the first fork in the road and STAY LEFT if you don’t like mud. I did not pay attention and … Read more

Wren Falls

Wren Falls

My first two stops this morning took considerable amounts of time.  For the afternoon I planned to circle back through Iron County and try some remote destinations.  First up is Wren Falls near Anderson/Saxon, Wisconsin.  You can drive up via fairly well graded forest roads and park several hundred yards down the hill.  There is … Read more

Tyler Forks Dells [Failed]

Tyler Forks Dells Falls [Failed]

Attempted Tyler Forks Dells Falls but failed with a capital F.  I did reach the parking area at the end of Moore Park Road but from there it kind of sputtered out.  Bushwhacking looked like one heck of a chore in July’s dense brush.  Temps were still around 90°F today and none of this looked … Read more

Upson Falls

Upson Falls

Another hidden falls in Iron County which isn’t surprising given that much of this area if covered in dense forest.  Upson Falls was my next stop and is very easily accessed via the city park & campground.  There’s even a small shelter for larger parties. Hiking from the shelter upstream you will find some smaller … Read more

Gile Falls

Gile Falls - Upper Falls Section

Quick stop but a surprisingly good one at Gile Falls in the very small mining neighborhood of Gile in Montreal, Wisconsin.  To be perfectly honest I’m not sure what parts of this area are private property or public (all the maps I find are in disagreement) but there are historic signs  for the Penokee Iron … Read more