As I mentioned in my previous blog, my next stop was Baraga. This was originally just supposed to be a quick stop at a place with full hook-ups ($20.00 for Full Hook-ups and Cable, but basically in a parking lot), but I read about some hiking nearby so I checked it out.
My first stop was to Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness. Of course the highlight was Sturgeon Falls, but just before I got to the falls I spooked a Bald Eagle (actually he spooked me!). He flew about 15 feet in front of me. Even though I‘ve seen quite a few Eagles in my travels, it’s still exciting to see one! Quite often on hikes you see signs saying what can or can not be on the trail – bikes, atvs, horses… But I had never seen this one --
Hang Gliders – While this is a gorge, I didn’t really see a place for hang gliding!!
Sturgeon Falls -
My next stop was to Canyon Falls. This is a hike that is also a rest area at the trail head. Which makes the hike a bit more crowded than I like. But it is a beautiful place. I first hiked this mid-day and that’s typically not a good time to take pictures. The first picture below is from that day. Then I went back about 7:00 am to get pictures before the sun was high.
While the blue sky is nice, I like being able to see the rocks and the falls! To my surprise, the trail continued on. Most people turned around at the waterfalls and I think missed some great scenic views.