A delightful winter day at Amnicon Falls State Park
After my recent visit to Copper Falls State Park (see my previous blog) I thought it was time to go to Amnicon Falls State Park in north west Wisconsin. As it turned out I had never been there in the winter! How did I miss out on that? When I arrived after a 2 hrs drive I realized I had left my camera battery in the charger at home!! Ooops, now what? Luckily I carry a spare battery with me but it was only half charged and with cold temperatures batteries don't last as long. Nothing I could do about, so I was hoping for the best. It was a perfect winter day with sunshine, blue sky and a few clouds. Walking along the river in a snow covered forest was the highlight of my visit - it is a healing experience for me and so rejuvenating!
I was grateful for the time I was able to spent there and the photos I got while the battery lasted! Click on the photos for a larger view.
Here is a description of the park I found online:
"Amnicon Falls State Park features a series of delightful waterfalls and rapids along the Amnicon River. You can view them from a covered foot bridge or trails along the river, or—if you're sure-footed—from the rocky shore of the river. The park is a place to picnic, camp, walk in the woods, and learn about the Douglas Fault, the geological formation that created the falls.
Derived from the Ojibway words "where fish spawn", the Amnicon River is one of the major streams on the south shore of Lake Superior.Today, it is still an important spawning river for fish from the world's largest fresh water lake."
|The classical view of the Horton Bridge and the Lower Falls, almost frozen
|A close-up view of the Horton bridge
|The snow covered railings caught my interest here. Upper Falls in the distance.
|A view towards the Upper Falls from inside the bridge.
|The Upper Falls; view from bridge
|A different view of the Upper Falls
|A magical moment amongst tall pine trees
|Along the Amnicon River
|On the trail amongst snow covered trees
|Big White Pines along the Amnicon River
|The Horton Bridge - view from the other side, standing above the Upper Falls