Hiking Club Trail #33
Date: September 14, 2019
Location: Starbuck, MN
Length: 4.7 Miles
Cumulative Hiking Club Miles: 96.0 of 197
So in my earlier post about my trip to Washington D.C. I mentioned that I thought I had a broken thumb (damn you Giant Yellow State Fair Slide...) well it's confirmed it's broken and I will be in a hard molded hand brace for the next 6+ weeks. So this was the first hike with said new brace and I'm not a fan, my hand swells and it gets pretty tight but I'm just going to have to be ok with it.
This park was BEAUTIFUL - one of my favorites! Rolling hills in the prairie left over from the glaciers that were here a thousand years ago.
The Hiking Club trail could have been marked a bit better but we found our way. There were some fallen trees over the trail that we had to both climb over and crawl under with 2 leashed dogs... (keeps things interesting). Towards the beginning of the trail there was a partially submerged boardwalk/swamp crossing that somehow both our dogs fell off of. Poor Winston didn't see it coming at all and had to swim a bit.
We ended up doing 5+ miles - lots of hills, beautiful views, wildflowers and 2 very tired dogs.
This trail is in the open prairie and would be a scorcher in the summer.
This is my quest to find my place beneath the stars - outside the confines of my office and without the pressures of everyday life.