Posted in Exploration and travel


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:

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



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