This past weekend I decided that I needed to get out of town and change up the scenery, so I rounded up a friend, a latte, and was off to Devil's Lake State Park. An easy 45 minute drive to a little geologic gem. So close, yet so easy to forget about -- but what a great morning!
We hiked the circumference of the lake, climbing to the top of the bluff on the east side. As we hiked through talus fields along the lake and then scrambled up the granite bluffs through the pines I couldn't help but think it seemed a lot like Colorado. The perfect weather -- 75 and sunny with little humidity -- only adding to that alpine feel.
Just what I needed indeed.
Then to complete the adventure we took the scenic route home through Merrimac to take the ferry across Lake Wisconsin.