Monday, June 17, 2013

Cascade River

A stop on the way back
from Grand Maris
proved to be one
of the highlights
of the trip, for me.
The Cascade River
is in a gorge
built upon
black volcanic rock.
The hike in was up a lot of stairs.
Thanks to the smells of the forest
and the distant sound of the waterfalls,
it proved to be a very
lovely trek.

It had been a rather long day,
but coming here was absolutely
and I could tell
it lifted all
of our spirits.


As you will see, later in the week,
this was not the grandest of waterfalls
we visited.
a favorite as it was
not overcrowded with people.
In fact, we saw very few on our hike.
We were able to engage
all of our senses and
refresh our souls
at this,
a gift
from Mother Nature.


Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my goodness this place looks like heaven on earth. What sheer beauty can be found in Mother Nature.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I find the sound of rushing water to be very rejuvenating. Looking forward to more Jill!

Terri said...

Worth the hike! Looks like a lovely spot to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. said...

Wow you must be in great shape for hikes. Your takes are so nice.
Refreshing with the water flows.

TexWisGirl said...

it is beautiful. i could almost hear it. :)

Dar said...

Absolutely fabulous~I sure have enjoyed your vacation. The black volcanic rock is amazing and we really do have to check this out...also love Grand Marais..

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful walk...I love the sound of water cascading too
Hugs madi and mom

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I could almost feel the forest around me and hear the water--beautiful place! I'm glad you were able to enjoy Mother Nature at her best.

Donna said...

Beautiful spot!!

Paula said...

I can almost hear the sounds of the rushing water!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sounds perfect to me!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh when I hear the roar of water and see how powerful it is - I love it too Jill. sandie

Debbie said...

oh it looks wonderful to me!!

it always feels better when it is a little secluded!!

Buttons said...

Oh Jill this is a beautiful place I can hear the silence and peace from here. I am a big fan of places like that as you know. Hug B

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

Can see why you enjoyed this spot. Such lush vegetation around the water too.

EG CameraGirl said...

Cascading is one of the most refreshing gifts from Mother Nature. Neat photos. Just looking at them made me feel better. :))

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Jill, We live so close to Minnesota and I have never been. Sure looks beautiful! Is it true the Mosquitos are as big as sparrows? Only kidding;-) Have a great time, safe travels.
Love, Enny

BlueShell said...

Marvelous...I like the wild.

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, It is amazing how invigorating Mother Nature can be. I bet this was just magnificent. Blessings dear friend. Catherine xo