The Spring runoff plunges over Gooseberry Falls on its way to Lake Superior in this panoramic view of the river. The 2012-2013 winter was longer than normal, with several heavy March snowfalls contributing to the vigorous runoff.
AFTER THE RAINS
The Cascade River offers spectacular views after a heavy rainfall. In June 2012 the Minnesota Arrowhead was deluged with record rains, washing out roads and bridges and severely damaging the infrastructure in Duluth. The rains thundered through the cascades as we have seldom seen, delighting those who hiked along the river to see them and providing me with a SIGNATURE photograph!
The early days of spring bring a special treat to my regular visits to the rivers of the North Shore. At Gooseberry Falls, the melting snow adds a new dimension to the spectacular falls. The result is a photo waiting to be taken and another opportunity to enjoy a place where the land meets Lake Superior.
I am a frequent visitor to the mouth of the Baptism River. Located in Tettegouche State Park, the river finishes its journey to Lake Superior after falling several hundred feet through the highlands along the lake’s North Shore. The river’s power is evident from the rocks and pebbles in the sand bar where the river meets the big lake and by the cleft it has worn through the cliffs at Lake Superior’s shore.
I am always moved by the clash of the water’s power where this river meets the Lake– the polished rocks carried to the lakeshore by the river, there to be further polished by the wave action of the great lake.