Cazenovia Memorial Park

Cazenovia Dam & Spillway - View from road bridge

Final stop on this weekend’s trip is Cazenovia Dam & Spillway. I don’t often visit man-made spillways but this one has a unique shape so I figured why not? Best views from above would be from the dam walkway but there are KEEP OFF DAM signs so I passed on that today. Walking down the … Read more

Rock Falls (Under Re-Construction)

Rock Falls (Under Re-Construction)

Made a very short stop at Rock Falls, Wisconsin to see what was supposed to be Rock Falls. Sadly, the bridge is currently under re-construction and it isn’t possible to safely access the area. I had no idea there was even construction until I arrived from the east side. I took a detour and drove … 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

Roaring Creek Falls

Roaring Creek Falls in Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Back in 2019 I visited Lost Falls. After returning home and looking at online maps, there was a Google review on Roaring Creek saying there are more falls 1/4 mile upstream in the same area (review now disappeared, strange). So today I returned in search of these other unknown falls that seem to be well-traveled … Read more

North Bend Falls (2021)

North Bend Falls - Lower Falls from the air

Quick stop in the small town of North Bend, Wisconsin to visit North Bend Falls which are easily accessible to everyone by parking just off the shoulder on Hwy 54 (just don’t trespass on private, mmkay?). Right from the road you can see the larger upper falls on Mill Creek and the remaining old dam … Read more

Amundson Park Falls

Amundson Park Falls - View from downstream

Starting off 4th of July this year at the small Amundson Park in Sparta, Wisconsin to check out a small waterfall. The park isn’t very large but it does have amenities for hiking, biking, a dog park, and an archery range amongst other recreation activities. Only about 100 yards from the parking lot the gravel … Read more

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

Art In The Park 2021

Art In The Park - Various arts and crafts for sale

Independence Day weekend was less eventful for me than in past years but at the last minute I hit the road with a handful of supplies and my kayak. Starting off the abbreviated trip at Art In The Park in Lodi, Wisconsin. Arts & craft fairs are okay but not my normal scene – why … 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

Capulin Volcano National Monument [Failed]

Capulin Volcano National Monument

My final stop before reaching the Gila Wilderness was at Capulin Volcano National Monument, a large extinct cinder cone volcano that you can drive up to in Capulin, New Mexico. My only mistake was stopping at the entrance sign to get these two photos. Trucks for scale. See that red truck in the first image? … Read more