About The River

Friday, April 10, 2015

On the Road Friday ~ Flambeau River ~ Cornsheller Rapids ~ Wisconsin

We are on the road today. Grab your hiking boots, walking stick and off we go!

During the Easter weekend, we traveled back to visit my parents. I grew up in Price County, Wisconsin. My parents own and work a diary farm.  The boys enjoy helping with chores, seeing the new calves and chicks. It is always a special time.

I like sharing some of the woods that I grew up exploring with my boys. And that is what I am going to do with you today. We are heading to a special spot on the Flambeau River.


 Cornsheller Rapids on the Flambeau River 


 The river starts to get wide and calms down after the rapids.


This is where the adventure really starts, we had to cross a beaver dam. Yes, if you look close, you see our Boston Terrier, Molly, she never misses an adventure with her boys.
A funny thing happened during this adventure, I do not think it will happen to you. My youngest son got his boot stuck in the mud. He just loves to jump in puddles. Ha, this puddle got him. 
 

 Spring thaw brings fast water on the river.


 Beautiful cold water.


 I love visiting the river during the Spring thaw. It is full of power and beauty.


Have a wonderful weekend.

 ♥
Carla
 

20 comments:

  1. These are the types of adventures your boys will never forget!

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  2. You're a brave one. i stay away from raging rivers in the spring. I bet you're used to it and so re your boys but things can happen very quick.
    Stay safe.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  3. We don't have wide rivers; they look more like dry streams or running creeks, unless they become a rushing wash. That's some pretty amazing nature and beautiful scenery. It is great that they can have those adventures. xoxo

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  4. Carla, I love the stories of your adventures! Your pictures capture the beauty so well! I feel like I was along for the ride!

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  5. I bet your boys has a blast including Molly. Have a lovely weekend.

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  6. How fun for the boys to visit your parents' dairy farm and the area where you grew up. The water is so beautiful. Molly is cute as can be. Tell your son that when John was walking the area where developers were building a new shopping mall about 15 yrs ago, his work boots got stuck in the mud! John worked for the city govt at that time. The other men had to pull him free!!!

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  7. Your photos really capture the speed of the flowing water. How lovely! I know it's very cold! We are so fortunate in Wisconsin to have so many wonderful places to hike and explore. Enjoy your weekend, too, Carla!

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  8. What a wonderful adventure! I wish I could join you. I love the sound of rushing water and the quiet that surrounds a river.
    Amalia
    xo

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  9. Beautiful photos, Carla! You have such wonderful adventures with your family in beautiful places. Glad you had a good Easter!

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  10. Really nice river photos. Looks like a fun spot.

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  11. What a great adventure and beautiful photos of the water. Looks like you had yourselves a very fun time.

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  12. I've never been through that part of Wisconsin, it looks beautiful! I love the rapids!
    Sounds like a sticky situation with that mud! :)

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  13. Wonderful. And a bit of nostalgia there as I remember many such adventures with my two sons here in Bluff Country. Of course any stream crossings anywhere would involve the question " are these trouty waters?"

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  14. It is beautiful...but that water looks cold...brrr. I would not want to fall in and find out exactly how cold. There is a bitter wind here, and it's cold despite the sun.

    Jen

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  15. It is beautiful...but that water looks cold...brrr. I would not want to fall in and find out exactly how cold. There is a bitter wind here, and it's cold despite the sun.

    Jen

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  16. What a pretty river. The current in our river always is 7 mph. With the underows, it is not recommended to try an swim across...plus you might get hit by a freighter or pleasure/ fising boat. Boys will be boys won't they. Hopefully he was able to get unstuck and did not get his sock muddy too. Janice

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  17. Beautiful pictures of the river. I am glad you and your family had a nice visit. What a wonderful blessing!

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  18. Oh Carla, the river is beautiful. Please be careful of the rapids; my nephew went on his boat with friends one time, and the rapids were so fierce and powerful. Your pictures are wonderful, and I bet the boys just love to explore this place. It sounds like you do many interesting things with your sons. What a great mom you must be. :~)

    ~Sheri

    by the way, my father-in-law grew up in Wisconsin, and I heard it was beautiful there.

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  19. Just come across from Sheri's blog.

    I just love being by water the river, a lake, the sea something so calming about it or exhilarating about it - depending on weather conditions.

    All the best Jan

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  20. Ah - what lovely shots of the smooth water!

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High Fives from Wisconsin!

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