Cascade River, Temperance River and snowshoeing
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I started this morning with a quick visit to the waterfalls on the lodge property. They weren't much, but they were a nice little waterfall tucked in the back (natural, not mad-made).
I returned to Cascade River State Park in the morning, armed with a hint from my friend. I was able to find the geocache and thought it was funny that nothing looked familiar during the day than from last night. No wolves this time, either. I was able to enjoy the scenery a little more. No waterfalls along my hike, but there was a partially frozen stream.
I stopped at Temperance River State Park and enjoyed a nice hike along the river. Unfortunately, that cache was missing! Bummer! That means I have to come back up here to finish this series! Oh well, still a nice (but cold) little hike.
My next stop was George Crosby Manitou State Park. This park is a few miles inland, so it tends to get a bunch more snow than along the shore. The road to this park wasn't plowed all the way and stopped about 1/3 mile from the main parking lot. I strapped on my snowshoes and hiked out there. It was a really fun hike. I was the only one there (at least the only parked car there). I followed some trails and made my way to where the geocache was. Only there was at least a foot of snow everywhere! I had a small shovel that I tried to use, but there was just too much snow to move. I knew I had to come back anyway for the Temperance cache, so I didn't worry about it too much. I really enjoyed my snowshoe hike and the peacefulness of this park. It was starting to get dark though, so I decided to hike out and head back.