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Gooseberry Falls State Park

Monday, September 29, 2014

I absolutely love fall and this year was one of the best for seeing the changing of the colors for leaves and I really enjoyed seeing all of these while hiking in a State Park. My husband is not a fanatic about the great outdoors, says it is way over rated, he is a Professor so much of his work involves reading and research and even as a child was never a fan of being outside so when I suggested we go to a State Park this time around in Duluth, he wasn't overly excited about my idea. But, being the great guy that he is, he always goes along with most of the things I want to do so off we went for a hike in the State Park. Here are some of the gorgeous things we saw while walking around.


The entrance to the trail

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Since we could not get there the day before due to heavy traffic in the area, we were there by 930a on Sunday morning. The morning started off a little cool, but we were quite warm by the time we were done.














I was sure my husband was going to fall in but he was convinced he could get across the rocks and he did.
















How these trees could grow in all of this rock was amazing. The roots were wrapped around all over.. very interesting.









































I asked my husband what he liked best about our trip to Duluth this past weekend and he said, the park and getting lost with me. I am horrible with directions and I will think I am heading north when going South but my husband is very good with knowing exactly where we are going so at one point, the trail we took took us in another direction than we thought and my husband had to stop and figure out where the sun was to figure out where North was to figure which way we should go if we ever wanted to get home. I though it was the opposite direction than he did and thank goodness I listened to him or we might still be out there walking! I hope you enjoyed the pics! If you ever head that direction, I highly recommend it and best of all, it is free! There are not many State Parks that don't charge to hike their trails!
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  • LOSINGLISA
    It is so beautiful!! If I ever get out there, I will definitely check it out! So glad you guys had such a nice time together!

    1999 days ago
  • CLAIREINPARIS
    Oh Holly, what an enchanting place! And such a perfect time of the year to see it too! I was shocked though to read that some of the parks charge you to get in, I guess they need the money to maintain it but still... it won't encourage people to get healthy and go hiking! So, it is a relief this one is free! :) I would love to see it one day!
    You made me laugh with how bad you are with directions! I'll keep the map or give it to your DH when we go hiking together. ;-)
    Thank you for sharing a beautiful day with us! I look forward to fall colors here, but not to colder weather! emoticon
    1999 days ago
  • EILEEN828
    I love all the pictures. What a great hike. I still can't believe what a close look alike your husband is to one of my brother in laws. You even look some what like my sister who he is married to.
    2002 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    This is great you and your hubby get to do so many fun and interesting things .......... Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures!
    2003 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    awesome pictures I would love it there what a great place to get lost in .
    2004 days ago
  • JACKIEWALKS4FUN
    emoticon Just beautiful. was so worth going up there, all great pictures, I could feel Fall, beautiful color. I would love to go up there the falls spectacular. Glad hubby had a great time.
    When my husband and I first went hiking he always knew how to get back. I had no sense of direction for some reason. Now, I find our way out, funny. Don't know why!
    You both look great, thanks for taking us along really loved this.
    2005 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/1/2014 6:18:21 PM
  • GINIEMIE
    Wonderful pictures. I love autumn and water falls. emoticon emoticon
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    2005 days ago
  • JANTHEBLONDE
    Awww..... I love all your pictures! They are absolutely beautiful! You and your husband looked like you had a wonderful time at Gooseberry Falls State Park!
    Hugs and love!
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    2005 days ago
  • PATTISTAMPS
    Fabulous photos, and look at you in those skinny jeans! Woo Hoo! I don't have a great sense of direction either, but am SO thankful for cars with compasses! Out walking... I just better stay on the marked trail, LOL...
    2006 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    What an enchanting virtual walk you gave us!! Soothing and relaxing. emoticon

    So happy you and your DH enjoy those walks together emoticon
    2006 days ago
  • MISCHAKEO
    I love all of the pictures..especially the waterfalls and fall leaves. What a great park!
    2006 days ago
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    WOW -- a beautiful fall pictorial!

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  • no profile photo CD14903239
    Just beautiful...brings back memories of our trip to MN. Have you ever been to the Split Rock Lighthouse up that way? I am happy you had a great time. He looks like he did, despite thinking nature hikes are overrated! I'm not a big fan of hiking in the woods myself, but do it for my hubby who LOVES it! Love those falls!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!
    2006 days ago
  • MPLSKEN
    Great post, thanks for sharing!
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    I haven't been there in ages, but your photos take me back like it was just yesterday. Gooseberry Falls was always one of my favorite spots up north.
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    2006 days ago
  • MADAMES
    Such beautiful pictures of fall colors in this state park. Your hubby is quite a guy to go along with your wishes! Happy for you that he was able to lead you out of the woods. I do remember enjoying a visit to that park, but we weren't into walking back then. Good for the two of you.

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  • CHRISTINEBWD
    Thanks so much for sharing. A very beautiful place indeed!
    2006 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. I haven't been to that park and falls since I was young. All the rain this year surely did make the leaves turn vibrant colors this year; along with a nice waterfall.
    2006 days ago
  • GINNABOOTS
    Just gorgeous pictures, thank you for sharing. So glad you and your husband enjoyed the hike.
    2006 days ago
  • MCJOYFUL
    What beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing them! And you look great, by the way!
    2006 days ago
  • CATTUTT
    Those pictures are GORGEOUS! I love the waterfall-y rock thingy. {Technical term.} I would love to go to a park like that. I grew up with them in Virginia, but they don't make terrain like that in Columbus. I'm glad you guys enjoy it, and that even your hubby enjoyed it. I'm lucky, mine loves to wander around in the woods.


    2006 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    Thank you for posting those lovely pictures! May I say that you are looking great!
    Hugs,
    Jeanne
    2006 days ago
  • SUSANSLIFE
    What a lovely trip for two lovely people! Thanks for taking us along on your hike!
    2006 days ago
  • TERI-RIFIC
    Loved the pics! What a gorgeous place. I'm glad you made it out!
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    2006 days ago
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