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Old 12-07-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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While my wife and son were out of town, the dog and I took a quick trip to the Glacial Lakes state park in central MN

I didn't have reservations, so I thought I'd just take a chance since it was late in the season.
Little did I know it was the LAST weekend of the season for this park.

I showed up Thursday evening and there were two campers in the electric campground and NONE in the non electric!!! Fantastic!

I pulled through into campsite #39 and setup after dark.

Lots of photos in my Picasa web album

The hiking was drizzly the first day, but we did 2 or 3 hours of it anyway.
Then we returned to the Scamp, setup bungies all over the place and spent a few hours in our underwear while everything dried out by the lovely heat of the gravity furnace. It was like a steam room, but everything dried out eventually. (Oh, did I mention I forgot to throw my suitcase into the camper, so the only clothing I had was on me?)

The second day hiking was just fantastic. We did 4 hours on and off the trails and covered every single part of the part.That evening it was dry enough to make a campfire and just about dusk, Phoebe spooked a dozen or more turkeys who honked, complained and "flew" over the ridge and into some trees. Man, turkeys are poor flyers.

Geese honking overhead, ducks hooting in the lakes, guns going off in the distance. It was perfect.

I'll certainly go back.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:53 PM   #2
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They fly real good when you are shooting at them.
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Nice photos. I love the muted colors of fall after the leaves have fallen. Smart dog to wear orange during hunting season.
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Is that the state park by Starbuck? I have been there if it is and enjoyed it there. We were in the group site. Thank goodness I did not see any snakes! Loved your pictures, especially the ones of your dog out there enjoying the wilderness.
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Alan, I just loved seeing your experience of this beautiful and delicate place! Am a dog lover also and enjoyed seeing your happy dog, reminds me of my dog Bear, recently passed over the "Rainbow Bridge". I miss her. Your shots were a joy to me. Thanks!
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What kind of snake was that and are you not afraid of the dog being bitten?
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Garder snake. Harmless unless your a mouse or toad.
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Is that the state park by Starbuck? I have been there if it is and enjoyed it there. We were in the group site. Thank goodness I did not see any snakes! Loved your pictures, especially the ones of your dog out there enjoying the wilderness.
It is just south of Starbuck. I have to admit I went into town and bought socks since I left all my clothing at home, and the thought of hiking for three days in the same socks was, well, YUCK!
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What kind of snake was that and are you not afraid of the dog being bitten?
Just a garden snake. I picked it up and played with it until it manages to wipe it's you-know-what on my hand even though I KNEW it was going to try that.
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Beautiful area, reminds me of the prairie areas in the midwest. I always think of Minnesota with forests surrounding lakes and cabins all around the lakes. Looks like one happy dog!
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