Outdoors blog: North Shore rivers on the move, a photo sampler
By: Sam Cook, Duluth News Tribune
Rivers on the run, a photo sampler
On a trip up the North Shore earlier this week, News Tribune photographer Bob King and I stopped to photograph several waterfalls at what must have been close to peak runoff. The rivers were thundering over their big drops, carrying lots of ice and debris with them.
We're featuring those falls in a "North Shore waterfall quiz" in Sunday's Outdoors section in the News Tribune. I'll share a few of the photos I shot the other day. None of them will be in the paper Sunday. Wait 'til you see Bob's.
An afternoon shot from the top of the High Falls on the Baptism River, about a 65-foot drop. (Sam Cook / News Tribune)
I liked this explosion of spray where the Beaver River encounters a vertical rock at mid-river just upstream from Minnesota Highway 61. (Sam Cook / News Tribune)
Here's a shot from the base of the High Falls on the Baptism River. A huge volume of water funnels through the drop, creating a lot of mist. (Sam Cook / News Tribune)
These mountain ash berries alongside the Beaver River were bathed in mist rising from the falls. (Sam Cook / News Tribune)
Another shot from the base of the Baptism River's High Falls. (Sam Cook / News Tribune)
A couple of ice blocks get a free ride over the lip of the falls on the Beaver River. (Sam Cook / News Tribune)