Frozen Minnehaha Falls

A while back, I saw this post on the North of MPLS tumblr, and after I saw the photo, I agreed entirely with the title of the post:

I can’t believe I’ve never done this before.

Turns out, when Minnehaha Falls freezes in the winter, you can climb up and stand behind the frozen falls.  It’s incredible.  The falls are still flowing a little, so there’s still running water, but it freezes into giant columns of beautiful ice.

The most interesting part was how relatively warm it was behind the falls.  It felt a good 10 degrees warmer behind the frozen ice falls than everywhere else.

Here’s some photos:

UPDATE: Bill’s feelings were hurt that I didn’t link to his photos, too, so… Bill went to the falls like a year ago.  He owns me because he was there first.

9 thoughts on “Frozen Minnehaha Falls”

  1. You know someone has spent too much time with Bill when they say someone "owns" someone else.

    Great pics, I need to get down there sometime! Not sure who would own me then…Bill, Reuben, or that North of Mpls Tumblr where I first remember seeing the pics?

  2. Looks beautiful! Wish we could have tagged along for the adventure. We'll have to give that a try sometime. Although I'm not quite sure how you got up or down that ice slide without killing yourself!

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