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Afton

Nayt and I visited Afton State Park which is along the Minnesota/Wisconsin border. The St. Croix River cuts the eastern boundary of the park and there are 20 miles of hiking trails, as well as hike-in backpacking camp sites that we want to explore in the future. We hiked for about 3 hours while we were there, and had a great time. It was a first for both of us to hike in the prairie. The bugs weren’t too bad, surprisingly. We did see a ton of dragonflies and one tiny snake crossed our grassy path. It was a good afternoon, with lovely weather and adventurous spirits. We hope to explore more of the wonderful Minnesota State Parks and Forest as we continue to live “up north”. 🙂

Here are some of the photos from the day:

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The St. Croix River is wide like a lake at the end of the trail along the eastern park border
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Explorer man looks out at the St. Croix
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Hello prairie
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A first for both of us! Prairie hiking
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The grasses here were taller than me
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Hello prairie flowers
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Prairie flowers were so captivating!
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An overlook view of the St. Croix River
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It was a good day, gorgeous weather and great to be together outside!

 

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