Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Fall Colors arrived early, September 2023

The fall colors started early and all of a sudden there was a lot of reds, oranges and yellows but also still lots of greens. We made a spontaneous trip to the north shore of Lake Superior, Minnesota. The campsites at the State Parks are mostly booked way in advance but I was lucky to find a spot at the Temperance River State park - one of my favorite parks as it is close to the lake and is one of the best spots to see the sunrise. 

We watched and photographed two sunrises - each day was very different. Lake Superior has so many moods!!

The weather was perfect and we walked the very popular Oberg Mountain loop near Lutsen. It was actually so warm that Shanti had troubles - he doesn't like the heat but there were so many people and dogs he could greet!! I have taken many photos of Oberg lake but never with such pretty clouds in the sky! Of course there is Photoshop that allows you to replace any sky with something better but I prefer whatever nature offers me. After that we climbed up to White Sky Rock, a short but steep hike but breathtaking view of Caribou Lake.

On the way home we checked Heartbreak Hill (near Tofte) - a popular fall color drive through the Superior National Forest but there was still a lot of green trees. 

The last day started out with a beautiful sunrise but as we headed home we ended up in a lot of fog. We took a hike through a forest which was very enchanting but the overlook (Marshall Mountain near Finland) was so foggy we had no view of the lakes and forest surrounding us.

Enjoy the photos and thanks for looking, Susanne

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Sunrise at the Temperance River state park

Sunrise in black and white

A tapestry of fall colors, Oberg Mountain loop

The joy of autumn

colorful maple trees

red maple tree surrounded by green

view of Oberg lake

Oberg lake with white puffy clouds

Caribou Lake, view from White Sky rock

Caribou Lake, view from White Sky rock

Temperance river

driving through the Superior National Forest

driving through the Superior National Forest

Dawn at Lake Superior

Colors of Dawn at Lake Superior

Lake Superior sunrise

Best Buds - Bill and Shanti

Foggy forest walk

Clump of birch tree in fog

Foggy forest walk

Foggy forest walk