The time has come to start working those summer plans into our schedules! It’s hard to believe now, but green grass and budding trees are just around the corner.
Summer has finally come to Minnesota. The sun burns late in the day and green has crawled out of the darkness to cover the trees again. Parks are filled with eager children. Beaches are occupied by van-loads of families. The swooshing noises of the boats buzzing past each other on the lakes are accompanied by the gleeful barking of the family dog.
It was a postcard-image type day in Voyagers National Park last May when I paddled around one final rock embankment to arrive at my potential campsite. Many nautical miles had been traveled in my streamlined, rented Kevlar canoe.
And just around that corner, tucked amongst all the beautiful pines and majestic limestone, was… another camper.