Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

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tower is so high I couldn't get it all in

This park is not far from Father Hennepin, but is much larger.  My first stop was the fire tower near the horse camp.  There was a geocache near the base of the fire tower and I figured I might as well climb to the top.  It was high! Lots of steps and not for those afraid of heights.  You can only get 6 people up top at a time, and it was me and a lovey dovey couple.  I figured they were mad at me for interrupting their make-out session.  The view from the top was trees, trees, and more trees.  And lakes.  Very nice.  A great breeze helped keep it cool.

I was a little surprised to see all the horses near the tower, but I guess it is a popular place for horse back riding.  Next I drove to the boat launch area on the Rum River (following the geocache, of course).  The hiking trail I followed went through some tall pines along the river.  It was cool.  I wished I had more time to do the whole trail.  I skipped the cultural sites because the park was a little busy for me and I had places to go!  Off to the next stop!

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tower is so high I couldnt get it…
tower is so high I couldn't get i…
Mille Lacs from the tower
Mille Lacs from the tower
lots of trees
lots of trees
nice view from a cell
nice view from a cell
steps of the tower
steps of the tower
little boat launch on river
little boat launch on river
hiking along river
hiking along river
hiking in tall pines
hiking in tall pines
Mille Lacs Park sign
Mille Lacs Park sign
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