Morgan Falls / St Peters Dome

St Peter's Dome - Amazing view across the forest

One of the most popular destinations in the entire state (and for good reason) is a 2-for-1 waterfall and panoramic view found at Morgan Falls & St. Peter’s Dome.  I stopped here last year but it was still closed due to storm damage – this year everything has been restored. Several new wooden bridges at … Read more

Second & Third Trestle Falls

Second Trestles Falls

Morning of the 5th now and it’s another rainy day but I’m not stopping.  Next attempt is at Second & Third Trestle Falls in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest just south of Mellen, Wisconsin. Lots of smaller rapids along the Bad River in this location.  Access is very difficult and I am not providing details – … Read more

Lost Lake Astrophotography

Lost Lake – Astrophotography in Tipler, Wisconsin

Sleep was paused for my final night at Lost Lake Campground in Tipler, Wisconsin.  Night skies were cooperative and outer space was revealing her secrets.  Views from the camp beach with a beer in hand – pretty hard to beat. While the naked-eye views were spectacular, sadly my camera shots were blocked by the wispy … Read more

Armstrong Creek Rapids

Armstrong Creek Rapids

Last stop of the day is at Armstrong Creek Rapids, a smaller feature but significant for the conservation and historical aspects.  Seen here is Red Bridge, one of few remaining pony truss bridges, and a structure on both Wisconsin & National Historic Registers. Red Bridge itself no longer spans across Old 101 road – that … Read more

Lost Lake Recreation Area

Lost Lake Recreation Area - Lake reflections

Basecamp for the next several days is at Lost Lake Recreation Area campground.  This is a small site in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest that sits on an 86-acre lake and is a fantastic spot for a quiet family vacation.  I didn’t have much time left today so I did the only thing that seemed reasonable: … Read more

Bagley Rapids

Bagley Rapids

Just down the road from Waupee Creek Rapids is Bagley Rapids, another feature that should probably be named as a “falls”  Access is fairly easy via the Bagley Rapids Recreation Area campgrounds. Here’s a closer view.  You can see there is a clear drop that is more than just a rapids. Views upstream aren’t bad, … Read more

Waupee Creek Rapids

Waupee Creek Rapids - Main Falls View

Slightly off the beaten path, my next destination is a small waterfall in the far southern Nicolet National Forest near the town of Mountain, Wisconsin to visit a small tributary called Waupee Creek. Forest service roads are the only access.  While they look muddy & dangerous, the base is actually made of crushed granite and … Read more