#4 Dead River Falls

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Welcome to Dead River Falls. Come, if you dare!

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To get here, we parked at a power plant. There was a bar across the road, so we walked up the hill, turned right and followed the road to this sign, then went down hill to the river.

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When asking people in Marquette about the Dead River, one said “Yep, there’s a waterfall back there.” We asked someone else. “Yes, there’s a waterfall, but if you keep going up hill, there’s another one.” We went back there and saw one, then another and another… There were five waterfalls! I think that’s one reason these falls were mine and Deb’s favorite. It was one surprise after another and they were beautiful.

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Love it.

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This is one of my favorite pictures.

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Here I was at the top of a small hill with a fairly steep drop. This picture is to show the tree roots and how easy it is to trip on them. I think it was that hill that I had to grab a branch and tree root to help get up the hill. If you’re in shape for these falls, they’re worth it.

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To get to the second waterfall, we had to cross this log “bridge.”

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Beautiful!

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Doesn’t this look rugged with the roots, rocks and churning water?

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This was a triple fall that merged back together.

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This is Deb with one of the Dead River Falls in the background.

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This is the only waterfall stop we made this day. We were back there three hours and we were whipped when we were done, but it was worth it!

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