Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Got to spend a little time at one of my favorite places to boot around this weekend, the bluffs and river area below the Arcola Highbridge.  The bridge in its current form, was built just after the turn of the century and stands about 185' above the St. Croix river.  The land surrounding the bridge on the MN side is administered by the NPS and is worth exploring when you have a chance.  It's a beautiful area in any season and interesting historical remnants abound.

 Stepping off too close to a heat absorbing black log will get your foot wet.  

Otter track, Pug track

 A great little waterfall that flows from a spring all year

Some old ruins


  1. looks like fun. I haven't been there in a long time, I like to get back there soon. How much river riding were you able to do?

  2. Yeah, the river was a little sketchier than I liked. Didn't spend too much time out on it since I was by myself. Sometime I'd like to start in Stillwater and ride north to the high bridge but this isn't the year. Snowmos have been out on the main flow (not recently) but near the shore it's kind of unpredictable with the springs that feed in.

  3. I need to swing back up that way, only been there in the summer. Great shots!