Hiking Club Trail #48
Date: August 21, 2022
Location: Altura, MN
Length: 2.2 Miles
Cumulative Hiking Club Miles: 136.2 of 197
This park is popular and everyone here has dogs (thankfully we left ours home). If your dogs are like mine and are a bit reactive around other dogs this is not the park for them.
The hiking club trail basically climbs to the top of a bluff then takes you back down. Lots of rocks and roots combined with narrow trails, cliffs and a river crossing made this hike difficult. Hiking with a person who is visually impaired all of these things combined make for a challenging day - even more challenging when you add in a lot of steps with no railings.
Some of the trails here reminded me of the North Shore - I enjoyed the challenges and the comforting reminder of one of my favorite places.
Coming down the bluff there are hundreds of stairs, some so steep they are labeled a ladder.
It was a good and challenging day spent in nature enjoying the bluff lands of southern MN.
This is my quest to find my place beneath the stars - outside the confines of my office and without the pressures of everyday life.