Hiking Club Trail #25
Date: August 18, 2018
Location: Ortonville, MN
Length: 2.2 Miles
Cumulative Hiking Club Miles: 73.1 of 197
This park is weird - it is in 3 different sections all miles apart. I stopped at the main offices to get my passport stamp then had to drive another 11 miles up the road to the section of the park with the Hiking Club trail (for the size of this park there is very little hiking). On the short hiking club trail you hike near private houses (which I don't care for) but the entire way you do have great views of Big Stone Lake and South Dakota.
We were by ourselves the entire time which was nice - I was able to let Penny off the leash at the beach so that she could explore the shore line and hunt for rocks (this dog is obsessed with rocks...).
Highlights were watching Pelicans fish, saw a few field mice and got pretty close to a deer.
This trail isn't traveled much which was obvious with the amount of spiderwebs I took to the face.
It was nice to explore this side of the state but I probably won't be back to this park anytime soon.
This is my quest to find my place beneath the stars - outside the confines of my office and without the pressures of everyday life.