Travel Blogs from Bigfork
... to join the Indians who long inhabited this remote realm of sparkling lakes and dense green forests—an enchanted land that has inspired more than its share of legends, folklore, and of course, stories about the fish that got away. As you drive through the region, where wild orchids brighten hidden bogs and the Mississippi is but a gentle woodland stream, it’s easy to see why so many tall tales have been born here.
Itasca State Park Established in 1891, Itasca is Minnesota's oldest state park.Today, the park totals more than 32,000 acres and includes more than 100 lakes. Walk across the mighty Mississippi as it starts its winding journey 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Stand under towering pines at Preacher's Grove. Visit the Itasca Indian Cemetery or Wegmann's Cabin, landmarks of centuries gone by. Camp under the stars, or stay ...
... the border. The headquarters of Voyagers National Park are here and it too was closed but due to the sequester (you'd think they could find another time with such a short summer season). Although we had been driving most of the day and not seen very much except farmland and small lakes we decided to go a little further. We stopped at ...
... improved, I took the hood down and enjoyed driving through Minnesota's timber territory. However, the sky was mostly overcast, so I decided to leave the tent in the trunk for another night and to check into a motel.
This morning the sun is still reluctant to come out. The sky reminds me of the 'June gloom' that Rita and I experienced in Los Angeles, ...
I awoke early to the sun trying to shine through a thin haze. It is 50F this morning by the lake which feels comfortable standing still but will be cool on the road so I have my rain pant liner in my new mesh pants that Elizabeth gave me and I think that should be comfortable as more heat and perhaps rain is coming.
I have stopped for the day in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. I had to check my map to see ...
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