Alder Falls

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  • Camera: NIKON D3X
  • Lens: 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 26mm
  • Shutter: 1.3 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Aperture: F/13

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This Photo's ID: 3768

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This fairy-tale like waterfall is located in a remote location in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, although pretty much everything is in a remote location in da UP, eh? It was actually taken a few years ago and I just “rediscovered”  it in my files recently.

I’ll never forget the day I captured it though!

You start off on a brief little jaunt down a bouncy two track road, park, and then make your way down a hill. It’s only about a quarter mile, but the hike down really sets the mood – the pines are dense and the needles under your feet silence your every footfall.  If it weren’t for the tumbling water just around the corner the woods would be completely silent.

On this particular day it had just rained and the storm clouds were starting to clear out. The water flow was fantastic for this little falls and there was still a slight mist in the air. I noticed how the glistening wet rocks really added a lot of punch to the scene and I couldn’t get the camera out fast enough. I remember how nice it was to shoot uninterrupted for nearly an hour, exploring one composition after another as I maneuvered around the slippery boulders.

Man I love having a place to myself. (OK, there were 3 of us in my little group, but still what a blast)

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4 Responses to Alder Falls

  1. Dorsey Davis says:

    You are correct, Steve. A little difficult to find but very beautiful. There was much less water when I was there several years ago. You have inspired me to return again.

  2. Lucille Crystal says:

    I am from MI. and Live here. I have never heard of Alder Falls before. Is it in the UP?? I would like to see it. What Town or City is it close to??
    Thanks. I gave it a 5

  3. Lucille Crystal says:

    I’m sorry I guess I wasn’t paying too much attention, I see now that it is in the UP. I would still like to know what Town it is close to.

    • Steve says:

      It’s kind of up towards Big Bay – I got the directions from a waterfall guide I can’t seem to locate at the moment, LOL. Google Adler Falls MI UP and you’ll find it :)



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