Still catching up on my blog – I went to Interstate Park September 11 – 13. This is the first Interstate park in the nation. There is one in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota, separated by the St. Croix River.
While there I went on a couple of small hikes on the Wisconsin side. The Pothole trail was interesting, but I later learned I liked the Minnesota trail better. The holes were formed from the meltwaters of the Glaciers.
One day I went to the Minnesota park (less than a mile from my campsite). Their trail with the potholes was very interesting. Some of the holes are 60 feet deep. There was one that a side had collapsed and they built stairs to walk down into the hole.
Headed down -
Some of the holes were filled with water -
While there I took a boat ride on a paddle boat. The rock formation – The Old Man of the Dalles -
Other views from the boat ride -
One day, I went to the Franconia Sculpture Park. It was a very odd park, but I enjoyed it even though I don’t understand some of this being called art.
Got The Power (82 boom boxes)--
I also went to one of the local Rail to Trails to do some biking. I biked a bit over 20 miles on the Gandy Dancer trail. It was just an ok trail. I would do it again if in the area, but I wouldn’t do there just to bike it. The shot below shows the trail and if you closely you can see 2 deer that were enjoying the trail.
From here I headed back for a weekend visit at my sister’s (which I blogged about already) and then on to Wyalusing State Park.