With our newly-purchased MN state parks sticker, we decided to check out Brule River and the "Devil's Kettle" at Judge C.R. Magney State Park. (Who is C.R. Magney? He is a former mayor of Duluth who worked for years helping to create lots of state parks and preserve the environment in many ways. Worthy of state park-nameage, I think!)
The Upper Falls and Devil's Kettle are a short hike from the parking area, but it was another hike of altitude -- lots, and lots, and lots of steps, up and down both ways, to see the sights. But sights worth seeing, for sure!
On our way to the Upper Falls:
After all those stairs, I'm surprised we both didn't drop from fatigue -- but our last planned stop kept us motivated, I think!