i woke up to beautiful blue skies this morning and cool temperatures; perfect conditions for hiking. In addition to the weather the biting insects were virtually non-existent. My hike started off following the banks of the mighty Mississippi. Fog rolled over the river and birds chirped as I made my way to the Mississippi's confluence with the Crow Wing River. Near the confluence lie the remains of the former town of Crow Wing and I enjoyed exploring and reading about the once bustling town. The only building left is the Beaulieu House, a Greek-Revival structure.
The rest of the hike followed the Mississippi into some thick, slightly buggy woods and looped back to the start. A pleasant hike of about 5 miles.