Cold Sunrise at Cascade River

The sun rises over Lake Superior at Cascade River State Park, Cook County, Minnesota.

In 1872 on his first visit to Lake Superior Reverend George Grant wrote, “Those who have never seen Superior get an inadequate, even inaccurate idea, by hearing it spoken of as a ‘lake,’ and to those who have sailed over its vast extent the word sounds positively ludicrous. Though its waters are fresh and crystal, Superior is a sea. It breeds storms and rain and fogs, like the sea. It is cold in midsummer as the Atlantic. It is wild, masterful, and dread as the Black Sea. ”


Photographer: Bryan Hansel
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Bryan is an award-winning professional landscape photographer and outdoor educator. He has over 25 years of photography experience with over 100 publication credits from publications such as National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, Lake Superior Magazine, National Park Traveler, Ocean Paddler, Canoeroots, Adventure Kayak, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Backpacker Magazine and many more. He started his popular photography workshop program in 2006. His programs take students to the best and often unknown locations in the northland and across the nation to many National Parks. He lives in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

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