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Friday, January 22, 2016

On the Road Friday ~ Morgan Falls and St. Peter's Dome

 Welcome to, On the Road Friday.
Today we are heading out on a hike to Morgan Falls and St. Peter's Dome.
We took this hike in October, when Wisconsin was showing off her lovely Autumn colors.

 Morgan Falls and St. Peter's Dome are located on the western end of Penokee Range. 
In 1984 Congress considered the area for designation as a wilderness. In the end Congress directed that 900 acres of the St. Peter's Dome area be managed as a special area.

 St. Peter's Dome or Old Baldy is a red granite formation that rises to an elevation of 1,565 feet. There is a brass US Geological Survey marker embedded in the rock at the top of the dome.

We found the US Geological Survey marker.

 On a clear day you can see Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands.

The hike to St. Peter's Dome is 3.6 miles round trip.
The trail has some moderately steep climbs. 
Taking a snack and water along is a good idea.

 Wisconsin's Autumn color was just starting to peek the October weekend we took our hike.

 The hike has several roots of trees to watch out for.

 The roots of the trees become steps during a steep climb.

 Morgan Falls cascades down a canyon wall.

 Morgan Falls is beautiful. It is a unique feeling because you are right in the canyon.

 Morgan Falls and St. Peter's Dome are just another many wonders of Wisconsin.

Thank you for taking the trip with me today, On the Road Friday.

Have a great weekend.



  1. Ooooohhhh...I like those orange shoe laces! I need to jazz up my hiking shoes with something fun! What beautiful waterfalls! WOW! You don't see anything like that here! haha! Hugs, Diane

  2. What a beautiful hike in the Canyon to see Morgan Falls. It's so beautiful. It reminds me ok Pokiok Falls that my husband and me visited before they built the Mactaquac Hydro Dam years ago. We took pictures of the Falls before the dam was finishes and now the Pokiok Falls in under water in the head pond. What a shame.

  3. Beautiful photos! That sounds like the perfect fall hike. I love the shot of all of your shoes!

  4. I love your Friday series so much! Such beautiful pictures of the place I haven't been, makes me smile on this Friday! ❤️

  5. What a fun hike! 3.6 miles isn't too bad round trip, and we've been on trails where we were glad to have tree roots to help move up the side of the mountain, lol! Loved all your pictures, the waterfall is gorgeous, and the lovely picture of everyone's shoes... so fun! :)

  6. I love that last photo! and the fact that you found the Geological Survey marker. How cool. And what an amazing view! No doubt about it, Wisconsin is a beautiful state that EVERYONE should visit (and very few should move to). LOL Have a great weekend, Carla. Hi to the fam.

  7. That is my exercise for today done, Carla, and I enjoyed our hike. Beautiful scenery.

  8. What a brilliant last photo!
    Well all your photo's were good and I enjoyed looking at the scenery, which looks amazing.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend

    All the best Jan

  9. Love the last photo too and the orange shoe laces. So fun! The pictures of your fall adventure are beautiful.
    Have a great week end.

  10. Well, those are some very cool views...and the fact that they are not covered in snow (which is all I can see out my window right now), is a warm and welcome sight! ;)

  11. This was fun. I've never been to Wisconsin or seen any of this. It's beautiful!

  12. The pictures from your hike were beautiful but that last picture is stunning! I didn't comprehend at first what it was and thought it was something like you see when you look through a kaleidoscope! Very cool!

    1. We love our trip to the Apostle Island and the beautiful country bordered the lake...:)

  13. So gorgeous, but I love that last photo! xoxo Su

  14. How gorgeously leafy!

  15. Beautiful captures, Carla. I love the waterfall photos, especially.

  16. What a beautiful area of our state! I love the view you captured!

  17. Your pictures are so pretty of Morgan Falls, Carla. I love the pic with all your tennis shoes. :) You seem like a close family, indeed.



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