The Min-Aqua Bats practice for their summer shows while helpers wait for them on the dock and a few spectators watch from their boats in the distance. Since the early 50’s this ski team has thrilled vacationers in Minocqua, Wisconsin with their acrobatics on water. This is a team practicing building a pyramid in theContinue reading “Skiing into the Night”
A still fall morning on Lake Minocqua turns into a mirror. The warm water on a cold morning brings out a mist on the lake. This is an old train trestle that brought summer tourists into the area and lumber out. Now, known as the Bearskin Trail, the old rail bed leads hikers across bridgesContinue reading “Trestle”
A few weeks ago, in Northern Wisconsin, leaves were still on the trees but snow was in the forecast. In this part of the country the lakes can freeze over for the whole winter. This old trestle was part of a network of railroads that allowed you to get in and out of Wisconsin’s GreatContinue reading “Late Fall in Minocqua”
This old trestle is the centerpiece of Lake Minocqua in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. As a major logging town at the turn of the 20th Century, this was a major route in and out of the area including the town of Minocqua. Later the trains brought vacationers escaping from the heat of the bigContinue reading “Minocqua Trestle”
One hot summer afternoon in 1954 I was bundled onto a waiting train in St. Louis’ iconic Union Station. By noon the next day I was crossing this trestle leading to Minoqua, Wisconsin’s station. This was the beginning of my love of this small town in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Minoqua is an Island City (town) surroundedContinue reading “Minocqua Trestle”
The Bearskin Trail crosses lakes and marshes providing a wonderful way to view scenic Oneida County in northern Wisconsin. This old railroad trestle serves as the starting point out of downtown Minocqua.
The Minocqua train trestle is one of my favorite landmarks in the area. In the 50’s and 60’s you could hear the trains coming from miles away and watch the locomotives break through the trees to cross the bridge. Today it the trail head for the Bearskin Trail. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Northwoods/i-jHMpWBL/A
Here is another photo with converging lines but in a different environment. Taken on a very foggy morning just hours before the snows arrived in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Converging lines is a technique to draw the viewer into the photo. Also the fall color makes an interesting composition. On this morning I took a walk without aContinue reading “More converging lines”