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Baptism River “High Falls” Aerial View -Tettegouche State Park

Aerial drone video of “High Falls” on the Baptism River. The Baptism River “High Falls” in Minnesota’s Highest waterfall at 60 feet. During spring run-off it flows heavily and is a great time to visit and hear the thunderous roar of the falls. Mid-summer you can swim the pool at the base of these falls. Tettegouche State Park is one of the best campgrounds on the North Shore of Lake Superior. http://dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/tettegouche/

6 Comments

Aldin

about 5 years ago

Drones are banned from National Parks because they're obnoxious and distract from the natural beauty of the park.  When I'm in one of our state parks I really don't want to see your toys flying around.  It's unfortunate the state hasn't banned them in parks yet.  Please just stop this nonsense.

Cory Fechner

about 5 years ago

@Aldin..   Do you see any people in this video?  No.  We are very conscientious of our surroundings when we fly and specifically fly during days and times when no one else is enjoying the natural landmark we are shooting.  

You can learn more about my views on aerial photograpy and videography here, including the National Park ban -->  http://www.perfectduluthday.com/2014/12/11/faa-release-commercial-drones-regulations-end-month/

Aldin

about 5 years ago

Do I see anyone?  No, it's a forest, visibility is a bit limited, I wouldn't expect to see someone hiking along a forest trail in your video due to trees.  Perhaps people saw your drone zipping around and decided to turn around and enjoy another part of the park rather then to be subject to your actions, I know I probably would have.  Regardless, you definitely do post drone videos with crowds of people in them.

Paul Lundgren

about 5 years ago

I agree with Aldin. Once I was at the beach and this kid was flying a kite and it was flapping in the breeze, creating noise and covering one 700-millionth of the sky. I had to leave. Very upsetting stuff.

runningman

about 5 years ago

Did the kite have a video camera on it? Or did the kite have electrical motors on it? IMO, the sound of a child's kite flapping in the wind does not equal a flying electric surveillance vehicle. I understand how cool drones are to those that enjoy sharing and viewing their unique perspective. But I also get how some people might be offended by it as well. I have been wondering lately how many hours of my life are recorded without my knowledge. MN DOT cameras on the highway, ATMs, security systems. Maybe the dudes with the aluminum foil hats weren't all wrong.

bluenewt

about 5 years ago

I appreciate Cory's attempts to be considerate of other people when he's out flying his drone, but I agree with Aldin that drones have no place in parks. You can't be certain no one was there. For me, a big reason to go to the woods is to get away from the noise of people and their machines. Someone was flying a drone around at Hartley the other day when I was there. It was not as bad as, say, a jet ski or a radio blasting sports talk, but it was way, way worse than a flapping kite.

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