Interstate Park and Franconia Sculptures

Yesterday Mike and I decided to get up early and head out past Lindström to Interstate park to hike around. I’ve never been, but it was so interesting! There are these glacial potholes there that formed a long time ago, when the big meltdown was happening, and some of them are 60 feet deep! The most amazing part is they are basalt rock, which is very hard, and these potholes were formed entirely by water pressure.

In addition to the cool science, it was a lovely hike by the St. Croix river and the perfect way to be active on a Saturday morning.

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basalt and deciduous trees look cool together
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creeping down by the glacial potholes

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On the way back, we stopped at the Franconia Sculpture Gardens, which are huge, free, and full of beautiful wildflowers and interesting sculptures! I would definitely recommend checking it out, as it is so cool!

As you can tell from the pictures below, the weather was beautiful and the wildflowers everywhere were not just aesthetically pleasant, but also a great resource for pollinators to snack on (there were monarchs everywhere, as well as other pollinators). Anyway, hope everyone has a nice weekend!

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Franconia sculpture gardens
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pathway through the gardens
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Such beautiful weather!

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