|Matt Wahl providing morning entertainment at the Festival|
Moving west toward Minnesota, we stopped overnight in Cable, WI for their Fall Festival. Once Alan saw the sign for the Pumpkin Pecan Pancake Breakfast, I knew we would be finding a nearby campground. This tiny town (pop. 850) knows how to put on a party. Starting on Friday night with a pig and corn roast and lots of music, the evening finished off with an opportunity to purchase desserts submitted by local bakers for the Dessert Contest. Saturday morning brought vintage cars lining the town street, live music performances, a farmers market, chainsaw wood sculpting presentations, dozens of craft and food vendors, and a community fund raising pancake breakfast. Quite an affair, it was a wonderful slice of mid-western Americana.
|View of North Shore from Split Rock|
|Split Rock Lighthouse|
Cascade Rivers State Park provides a trail immediately off the highway, for exploring the lovely falls. Alternate trails lead up into the mountain and provide an overview of Lake Superior from a different perspective. The massive lake looks like an ocean and on the day we visited, it was producing surfable waves.
Temperance River State Park provided trails along the highway and easy access to the deeply etched gorges and waterfall at the edge of Lake Superior.
Tettegouche State Park was filled beyond capacity. This park is the site of the tallest fall in the state at 60 feet, but surprisingly, to us, on this late September day, the parking lot and the trails were jammed with visitors and we decided to forego the visit until another day. Unfortunately that day did not occur because when passing the park on our way back to Superior, the weather was cold, rainy, and cloudy. Not exactly the type of scenario we would prefer for hiking. Even though I might have rallied for the walk, Alan, at this point, had seen more waterfalls than he cared to see in a lifetime and we drove on.
|Kayaking on Leo Lake|
Now it was time to head south and meander toward a totally different type of location, Chicago.
|Autumn coming to Wisconsin|
|Cable, WI cafe|
|Two Harbor Lighthouse|