Tettegouche State Park

September 19, 2014

Lake view

Sea stackPhotographer: Dale Hugo
Summary Author: Dale Hugo

Shown above is Tettegouche State Park in Minnesota, one of my favorite places along the Lake Superior, North Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 61). Within this park, Shovel Point and Palisade Head (a 300 ft or 91 m straight-faced cliff) are favorite rappelling destinations for rock climbers. The rock faces framing this portion of Lake Superior were formed from one billion year old, rhyolitic and basaltic lava flows. Palisade Head is the cliff in the background with the antenna on top. The inset photo shows a sea stack, a former rock arch that collapsed several years ago as a result of relentless wave action. Photo at top taken from the top of Shovel Point on August 12, 2014.

Photo details: Top - Camera Maker: GENERAL IMAGING CO.; Camera Model: C1033; Focal Length: 5.2mm; Aperture: f/3.5; Exposure Time: 0.0013 s (1/742); ISO equiv: 80; Bottom - same except: Focal Length: 15.6mm; Aperture: f/6.4; Exposure Time: 0.0018 s (1/557).