Fall Flashback – Kawishiwi Falls October 2012

Kawishiwi Falls outside Winton MN are a hike worth going on. The trail isn’t too difficult but the views are rewarding. I snapped these photos back in October of 2012. This was my first time at the falls and the second time ever in Northern Minnesota. This was the trip that made me fall in love with the entire area. Im sure I will visit this spot more often.

Fall Flashback – Northern Minnesota October 2012

I have been busy organizing all my photos on my hard drive and I came across some pictures that were taken before this blog was started. These photos were taken on my second ever trip to Northern Minnesota. Essentially these views made me fall in love with the Superior National Forest.

Blue water and skies

The sky and water are never as blue as they are in the summer.

Summertime Sunday Throw back

Its a cold winter Sunday and I was organizing my phone and found some more pictures from the summer. Cant wait for spring. Winter needs to keep moving.

The world around her.

We have one planet, one world, but if we all saw the world through her eyes, this world would be much better.

Reaching the top….. Castle Rock, WI

On our road trip down to Chicago I was super persistant on stopping here. I dunno why I like this rock so much, but Castle Rock near Wisconsin Dells, WI is a popular destination. It looks like a castle and sticks out from the local surrounding. Its right on Castle Rock Lake. Amy doesnt like heights, but it didnt stop her from reaching the top 🙂

Searching for a camp site

Our summer was filled with a lot of adventure, but it wouldn’t be complete without camping in the woods. We spent a few days driving around and searching for a good spot. These views won us over.

Summer hike to Kawishiwi Falls

Kawishiwi Falls is outside Winton MN, which is just 3 miles past Ely Minnesota. Ely was voted the Coolest small town in America in 2010.  The small town of Ely is located at the “end of the road” in North East Minnesota. It is an entry point into 1,000,000 acres of the Northwoods and the BWCA, most of which are lakes, rivers and streams.  This is canoe country!  Its also home to numerous bald eagles, ospreys, moose, bears, wolves, beavers, coyotes, deer, bobcats, ducks, loons, and many other species of birds, reptiles, fish and other mammals.

There are numerous hiking trails near the town and one of the most popular hikes is to the famous Kawishiwi Falls. This is a 1.5 mile hike to the 70ft falls and the dam, which is used to generate power through the Winton Hydroelectric power plant.

For other trails in the area check out: http://www.ely.org/things-to-do/hiking

Amy snapped some great photos during our hike.