You’re Going to Get Wet. Just Deal.

Have you ever run into a situation where you’ve gone running after it rained and started out trying to avoid puddles but later realized it was a fruitless effort and ended up trudging through them? That’s kind of situation popped up last weekend while hiking on the Gunflint Trail.

Here’s Carly keeping high and dry:

Stream Crossing

Followed by my less that successful effort to keep my shoes dry:

Stream Crossing

By the time we hiked to to the top of Eagle Mountain with the Cannon’s, everyone’s shoes were soaked* so the river crossings went much faster on the way back down since we were much less dainty.

*Kyle forgot to bring hiking shoes so he was hiking in sandals. Not recommended.

Frozen Prairie

152_5270, originally uploaded by kdurril.

Was the ice thick enough a week ago at William O’Brien State Park to support a grown man? Brian Shekleton decided to find out. If you look closely, you can see Brian under the ice. j/k The ice held, but it was so clear and thin, we had our doubts.

Kenneth snapped this shot on the prairie near the end of our hike. The picture doesn’t capture the wind so should have someone blow in your ears while viewing it to get the full sensory effect.