It’s known as “Triple Falls,” a secluded series of falls fed by small creeks that empty into the Blue Earth River. It’s accessible by boat or by a narrow, gravel road with no dedicated parking area.

We parked just short of the gate to the Kato Cycle Club and descended the layered limestone bluff to get in position for these photos. I’m not as spry (or fitly shaped) as I once was and I was glad to have a couple of my sons with me to navigate the terrain.

“They’re reminiscent of something you’d see in Washington state or Oregon with moss growing everywhere”

With the high water right now the falls were lively and more photogenic than during normal conditions – not unlike Minnemishinona Falls. With all the rain and humidity this time of year they’re reminiscent of something you’d see in Washington state or Oregon with moss growing everywhere.

These photos were taken without the aid of a Neutral Density (“ND”) filter because of the position of the sun and density of cover. A tripod was still necessary.

Photo by Rick Pepper - View of the Blue Earth River from Triple Falls
Photo by Rick Pepper – View of the Blue Earth River from Triple Falls
Photo by Rick Pepper - Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River
Photo by Rick Pepper – Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River
Photo by Rick Pepper - Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River
Photo by Rick Pepper – Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River
Photo by Rick Pepper - Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River
Photo by Rick Pepper – Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River
Photo by Rick Pepper - Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River
Photo by Rick Pepper – Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River
Photo by Rick Pepper - Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River
Photo by Rick Pepper – Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River
Rick Pepper
A life-long Mankato native Rick's current distraction of choice is photography. He especially enjoys event photography - capturing life's moments - and gets plenty of practice at his children's sporting events. He enjoys other media including live sound production and recording. He serves as a sound tech at his church.