Friday, April 17, 2009
North Shore snow: It's waterfall season!
It's waterfall season up the shore. Sally Nankivell at Lutsen Tofte Tourism says, "Thundering waterfalls are rushing with the spring melt." I think she's mixing her metaphors a bit, but the fact is that there are still mounds of snow in the woods and it's melting quickly. The trails in to the falls might be knee-deep in mushy snow, but the sights, sounds and smells are spectacular.
There are waterfalls that are easier to reach without much snowy hiking:
Gooseberry: Middle and Lower Falls
Cross River (the ultimate drive-by waterfalls, right in Schroeder)
Pigeon River (a longer hike, but the trail should be clear)
Get up and go!