Sunday, September 30, 2018

Matthiessen State Park - Around the Lake and Upper Dells 09-20-2018

Best photo of the morning

The day started out cool and comfortable, but finished up a bit on the steamy side. Trails were in good shape.  Little bit of water falling.  The hike today was at Matthiessen State Park.  Once there we did the upper dells trail and around the lake. Matthiessen Park is a multi use park.  Here you will find horse trails, cross country ski trails, mountain biking trails and hiking trails.

Today our hike went to the Dells Area at Matthiessen State Park

The Fort and Picnic Shelter

Inside this picturesque cabin is skis for cross country ski rental in the winter.

Going down!

43 hikers today.  What a colorful group

The water is low in the lower trails

No water today falling, be back next Spring

Love this section of the trail

Some of the stream in the lower trail.

This is usually a full water stream

Mushrooms were plentiful to day.

I love this photo.  Cedar Point area

Cool looking turtle near "Cedar Point"

You would think Fall is coming by looking at these leaves

Dangerous section.  Watch your step.  Roots and Rocks everywhere.

Giant's Bathtub waterfall

Looking down into the Giant's Bathtub area.

Even the Lake Falls are almost dry

Bridge over the Lake Falls

Going around the lake, we saw these glasses.

We always stop at the old truck on the lake trail (behind the golf course)

Some of the trail is in a grassy area

Combining corn in the distance

Walking through the Equestrian Campground (still Matthiessen State Park)

I love trees and this tree is magnificent!

Hedgeballs are the fruit of the Osage Orange tree.

History plaque that tells the history of Matthiessen State Park

This hayfield is at the entrance of Matthiessen State Park

This is a Sugar Maple tree at the back entrance to Starved Rock Lodge.  This tree will turn an absolutely beautiful picture of Fall Colors.

The Starved Rock Hotel entrance is all decorated for Fall.

I will leave you with this:Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.

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