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August 19, 2020

Apostle Islands National Seashore and Cornucopia


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Today we attempt kayaking with the dogs. To keep things simple we decided a short hike might tire them out enough to sit still on the boat. We found the Houghton Point Trail and what a wonderful trail through Eden Dells. The trail was well maintained and the rock formations and hidden waterfalls were delightful. We drove back to the park, picked up the kayaks and headed for Friendly Valley. Our initial launch had Sera in the back with Bodie up front. It didn't take very long for us to figure out that was not going to work. We paddled into a small creek and after Sera complained bitterly, we switched Sera and Bodie. It was tight up front, but she did much better and we got to explore quite a bit of the coast before our arms quit. We headed back to our launch point, where we found that 2 people and 2 dogs in one kayak is a bit of a novelty. After posing for multiple photos, the dogs allowed us one more trip along the shore to a quiet location where all four of us could play in the water without disturbing anyone.

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We decided to hike Lost Creek Falls after lunch. It was out near Cornucopia and the falls felt spring fed because the water was really cold. On the way back, we found the Siskiwit Lake Campground rather by accident. It seems to be a local campground which is deserted during the week. I wanted to stay the night, but Eric convinced me to stay at Memorial where we had power and flush toilets. We decided to forego one of our nights at Coon Fork Lake and stay at Siskiwit tomorrow. The lake looks amazing for kayaking and it appears very secluded.

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Posted by LifeWithMurphy 07:09 Archived in USA

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