Monday, August 8, 2016

Gooseberry Falls

I come from a family of avid campers.  We did a lot of camping in the state parks of Minnesota.  One of our favorite spots was Gooseberry Falls State Park.  There is a three tiered waterfall within the park.  The upper falls is the steepest and the middle falls has less of a drop.  The lower falls rumbles over large boulders into the narrow river that winds its way down to Lake Superior.  The water deposited by the melting of the glaciers that covered this area millions of years ago found a way to cut through the layer of granite rock left by the glaciers and the following great upheavals in the earth's crust.  Gravity helped it find its way to the great lake.  It is a naturally beautiful and very peaceful place.

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