Wednesday, February 2, 2011

No place like northern Wisconsin in the Fall

Morgan Falls, some 20 miles west of Mellen, Wisconsin
Looking north from the top of St. Peter's Dome

We woke up one Saturday, late in September, 2000, and decided to take a ride to look at the fall foliage. Nick, age 14, at the time, pointed us in a north-westerly direction and we never questioned it. As we drove, we concluded that we would find Morgan Falls, in the middle of the Chequamegon National Forest and take the several mile hike to view it and possibly attempt to scale St. Peter’s Dome.

What an amazing coincidence that just as we were pulling into the parking lot of the trail head, Nick’s best friend Josh and his family were crawling out of their Suburban. Truly amazing, wasn’t it, Nick?

We had a fine day and it was good that my son had someone else to trek up the steep slope with instead of his pokey parents. One of these years, I will have to write about the misadventures of Nick and Josh. That would be quite a book.

2 comments:

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Beautiful photos! I love that Josh's family were there at the same time. How cool!

Chris Loehmer said...

Thanks, Lisa. As you can probably guess, the pictures don't even come close to how beautiful it was that day.