Regner Park Rapids [Fail?]

Regner Park in West Bend, Wisconsin - Low water means rapids are gone

Quick stop on my way home from “up north” at Regner Park in West Bend, Wisconsin to see if I can find some small rapids. I parked on Silverbrook Drive and walking just past the baseball diamonds it’s not difficult to find. Sadly though the rapids are all but gone due to low water levels … Read more

Willow Rapids

Willow Rapids/Falls aerial view

Making my way home on the short summer weekend wedding trip and stopped off at Willow Rapids in Lynne/Tripoli, Wisconsin. These are a bit off the beaten path but fairly easy to access from gravel forest roads. Today is incredibly sunny and bright making any reasonable efforts at quality photography a total loss, but I’ll … 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

Lake of the Falls

Lake of the Falls - Main falls views

Plans today went sideways in a hurry.  Intended to camp at Beaver Lake near Marengo but the black flies were overwhelming.  Spent lots of time driving in search of campsites and ended up at Copper Falls State Park ecstatic they had one open site left.  Rain would take over in the evening but I’ll save … Read more

Twelve Foot & Eight Foot Falls

Twelve Foot Falls - View from a distance

If you are a fan of waterfalls definitely don’t skip over Marinette County.  So many amazing places to see up here.  This stop was a 2-for-1 at Twelve Foot Falls County Park in Dunbar, Wisconsin. Twelve Foot Falls Just steps from the parking lot at the first park bench you can see Twelve Foot Falls … Read more

Witches Gulch

Dells of the Wisconsin River - Witches Gulch

After failing to see the falls from our earlier hike I wasn’t going to be defeated.  Today was perfect weather for a boat ride so we hopped on the Dells Boat Tour for a 2 hour trip. Cliff views here in the Dells of the Wisconsin River are pretty amazing.  Lots of rare features that … Read more

Pewits Nest State Natural Area

Pewits Nest State Natural Area – Cliffs on Lower Trail

Next stop was a 50/50 chance at seeing some amazing waterfalls and a rocky gorge at Pewits Nest State Natural Area. The trail here is composed of crushed gravel and seems very new.  It also appears the wooden fences are very new.  First we tried to access on the path to the right of this … Read more

Sitting Bull Falls

Sitting Bull Falls - Main Falls

Climbed out from Carlsbad Caverns with enough daylight left for long-shot destinations.  Where am I headed next?  Upwards into the mountains a bit in search of places less traveled.  Clouds were getting moody and threatening rain – not much fell, but the backdrop they provided was fantastic. Sitting Bull Falls If you follow this blog, … Read more