One Day of PTO, five waterfalls.

According to my calculations, Friday October 20th was my best chance to catch peak fall colors across south/central Minnesota.  My calculations were correct.

 First stop: Triple Falls near Mankato.

First stop: Triple Falls near Mankato.

 Second Stop: Minneopa State Park, also near Mankato.

Second Stop: Minneopa State Park, also near Mankato.

 Third Stop: Caron Park near Faribault.

Third Stop: Caron Park near Faribault.

 Fourth Stop: Hidden Falls at Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park.

Fourth Stop: Hidden Falls at Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park.

 Fifth Stop: Vermillion Falls in Hastings.

Fifth Stop: Vermillion Falls in Hastings.

 Not an official 'stop' but I had to snag this sunset skyline pic of St Paul as I came back home after 12 hours on the road.

Not an official 'stop' but I had to snag this sunset skyline pic of St Paul as I came back home after 12 hours on the road.