Hiking Club Trail #53
Date: October 5, 2022
Location: Deer River, MN
Length: 1.8 Miles
Cumulative Hiking Club Miles: 148.2 of 197
Grouse are assholes - I've said it before, it still rings true.
The dogs have flushed 4 of them out of the woods today -they scare the hell out of me every time :)
This park is tiny, with only 2 total miles of hiking trails and rustic camping but in the fall it is still pretty. Huge white pines tower over the forest of maple and birch trees. The colors plus the smell of pine and oak just made the park feel relaxing.
Squirrels are still out for the dogs - Penny almost got one. It rounded a tree and ended up at eye level with her. I saw it's eyes get huge but it managed to barely get away.
This is my quest to find my place beneath the stars - outside the confines of my office and without the pressures of everyday life.