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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Canicross Hike; Afton State Park

Journey and Frankie taking a dip.

Vast river view from the prairie.

Marilyn and Conan

Prairie trail

Melanie and Annie

Woods, prairie and vast river valley views were our scenery on our hike into Afton State Park. The temps were in the mid 70s with the warmth of the sun on the beach and cool breezes in the shade.

The hike began on a paved path leading past the Interpretive Center into the woods. The path met the sandy beaches of the St. Croix River where every dog seemed to enjoy the wet break. Heading back on to the trail, it quickly turned to gravel and lead us in the woods along the river. A spur trail through the prairie and up a steep grade brought us vast river valley views to the east. Through the campground and down a steep grade into the woods, we were back at the beach and at the end of the hike. The hike lasted about 2 1/2 hours today.

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