Herriman Lake LoopI just needed to get out of the house. Even though the forecast called for rain, I decided to get out and go for a hike. My destination was the Herriman Lake Trail System in the Superior National Forest near Crane Lake. I saw three bald eagles on the drive to the trailhead and arrived ready to hike in the rain.
The trail was pretty swampy, like I had expected.
continued on a section of trail I had hiked last June. For a while, my path ran parallel to the Echo River.
The trail ascended a ridge and then quickly descended to a beaver dam and pond.
I then descended off the ridge above Herriman Lake and down into the swampy lowlands,