We interrupt this series on the distant wilds of Saskatchewan to bring you an important message:
I found a new waterfall!
As some of you may recall, I spent the summer of 2006 doing a photo project:
However, there are plenty of unnamed little (and sometimes not so little) waterfalls around the Keweenaw, and every now and then I happen upon a new one. I had seen, in the distant past on someone's website, a photo of some falls "on the Tobacco River." While my friend Becca was visiting this last week, we toured around the Gay/Tobacco River area, and stopped at the Tobacco River park. Naturally, I headed up the river, and lo and behold, there were the waterfalls!
Only one photo turned out, which is the one at the top. Here are the details, for those who are interested:
How to get there: From Houghton, Take M-26 east towards Lake Linden. In Lake Linden, turn right at the sign for Bootjack (this is before M-26 turns left towards Calumet). After about half a mile, turn left onto Traprock Valley Road, and then after just about a mile, turn right onto the Gay Road. In Gay, follow the signs towards Lac La Belle -- you'll end up on the Gay-Lac La Belle road, heading north. After about a mile, you'll see a sign for the Tobacco River park on the right. This is just before a small bridge crossing the river. There's also a neat smokestack base made out of sandstone right at the entrance. Park in the park, and to the north will be the mouth of the Tobacco River. Walk up the river (or cross the road), and poof -- there are the falls! There are a series of small drops, but they're definitely waterfalls.
Now back to your regularly scheduled Regina.