Beautiful in all seasons, Mashell and I visited two weekends separated by a three to seven inch rainfall which flooded all the local rivers. First weekend the character of the St. Louis was placid the next weekend the waters raged through the gorge.
The lower St. Louis is a whitewater enthusiasts haven, There are great hiking and biking trails. The boreal environment contains Black Bear, Timber Wolf, White-tailed Deer and Coyotes. Hawks and Herons fly the gorge skies.
Jay Cooke has beauty in abundance which calms my spirit. Feeds my desire for nádúr.
|Ancient rock; slate, greywacke, with intrusions of basalt 1.5 billion years old.|
|The restored Suspension Bridge.|
|Looking west off the bridge|
|Pool east of the Swinging Bridge|
|The right side channel|
|Next week after three to seven inches of rain.|
|Forest calm and river tempest.|
|The swollen left channel.|
|A mist hangs over the turbulence.|