High Falls Grand Portage State Park 001
Karla and I spent part of Saturday afternoon at the High Falls on the Pigeon River in Grand Portage State Park. The High Falls are 120 feet high. The force of the water coming over the falls sent spray up as high as 150 feet. There is a gauge on the river that measures the flow. With Thursday night’s rain, the discharge rate went from 900 to 5,500 cubic feet per second.
The spray from the falls was swirling around the gorge and over the top of the viewing platform making it difficult to take photos. I made a hole in a zip-lock bag just big enough for my lens and put the bag over my camera to protect it. Both Karla and I got pretty wet from the spray. The spray also produced a double rainbow. It was incredible.