Sunday, 13 July 2008


The Flower of the Day

Black Snakeroot

High Falls at Grand Portage has to be the gentlest of hikes. It begins on paved paths then wooden boardwalks to the falls. Designed with the tourist in mind. The falls are spectacular and well worth the stop. There are three platforms built to take in the best photographic shots possible. This is the first stage.

The second stage; I love the view through this small mountain ash.

Richard is standing on the upper stage, via the boardwalk.

And the third and final platform view.

Remains of an 1899 log flume built to circumvent timber from the trip over the falls, also the Canadian side of the falls.

This view of the bottom of the falls shows the intensity of churning waters; approximately 3,200 gallons of water per second pour over these falls.

Our final hike was one mile round trip. We made this on Friday before crossing the border back into Canada. The weather had become fairly cold and very wet; as we were so close to home the decision was made to return a day early. Vacations are always too short. We hope you have enjoyed following our trip this year.

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