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September 2012 – Niagara Cave, Fall Colors at Whitewater State Park

By , October 6, 2012 at 6:55 pm

09 – Niagra Cave, Whitewater Fall Colors Photo Gallery

We enjoyed the scenery of southeastern Minnesota at its best this year by taking advantage of the prime fall colors at Whitewater State Park, MN.  Earlier this month we took an excruciating 34 mile / 5 hour bike ride with the entire family from Preston to Niagara Cave near Harmony, MN where we took the family on the tour of the large limestone cave near the Iowa border.  No one mentioned that its actually about five miles away from Harmony all on gravel roads which wasn’t the most pleasant by bike, but finally our mountain bikes came in handy.  Our photos from these trips have been added to our September 2012 Gallery as linked above.  With this leg this completes my full circuit of the Root River and Harmony trails by bike.  We camped one night at Whitewater to celebrate the end of my 20’s and celebrate my 30th birthday on the 30th.  Above is the best birthday present I could ask for, a beautiful day with the beautiful family in the burning fall colors of Minnesota at its finest!

Hill of Many Timbers, Great River Bluffs Fall Colors Camping

By , November 7, 2010 at 1:16 pm
We went camping October 18, 2010 at Great River Bluffs State Park in an effort to catch the last of the fall colors and also to enjoy the Minnesota fall weather that is comparable to what I remember as a child growing up in Toronto.  Camping was beautiful and despite most of the leaves being past their peak, the maple trees were just turning their golden colors before falling to the ground and we got a nice updated family picture in the golden forest with a tripod and about 80 or so takes before we got both the boys smiling.  We were a bit scruffy after camping out all night, but it worked out.  We enjoyed the views of the park and I put together a panorama of one of the overlooks, Hill of Many Timbers.
Hill of Many Timbers, Great River Bluffs State Park, Minnesota

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