Monday, September 12, 2011

Behind the Falls...

Remember this post on the majestic Tahquamenon Falls?

This weekend we were invited to take a trip to the backside of the Tahquamenon Falls.

First, we had to board the Toonerville Trolly.

Some of the locals arrived by bus.

The ride took about an hour. Everyone kept their eyes peeled for the bear that frequent the area.

Arriving at the Tahquamenon River and our boat.

The ride and river were beautiful, and so was the day...

Upon arriving at our destination, which took two hours one way, we exited the boat and walked 3/4 of a mile to the falls.

See those people on the other side? That's where I took the first picture on this post. You can drive to that side of the falls. But the only way to get to this side of the falls is via the Toonerville Trolly, snowmobile, or four-wheeler which we've done numerous times. But this was our first trolly/boat ride!

Then we hiked to the back of the falls. Incredible!

I wonder what the people on the other side of the river were thinking at this point. Perhaps, what in the world are we thinking?

The path back.

Once we returned to the boat, we discovered, (and heard) an approaching storm that only got us a little wet.

We never did see a bear. But we did see a bald eagle that I was too slow to capture on film, numerous Kingfishers, and plenty of herons.

Another wonderful day in the UP, eh?

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