Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Steel rails to the lake.

Last Saturday morning I put on a backpack, rode the train to Beverly Shores, IN, and hiked off into the woods. With my pack hidden under a pile of leaves, I set off to trek the perimeter of the Indiana Dunes State Park. I returned to my equipment at dusk and camped on an out-of-the-way wooded ridge outside of the park. There was light rain all night long and I could hear coyotes howling in the distance. I had seen some big sand formations, dunes and blowouts filled with dead trees, as well as twisted oak forests, white tail deer, and a lone coyote on the train tracks. In the morning I met a raccoon in a dumpster and then boarded the train back to the city.



Here are a few photos from my hike.

2 comments:

Steve Lindberg said...

Ira and Andrea,

I met you while out campaigning on my bike. I won the Primary and then the General Election on November 7. This is the first time I have had to catch up on some of your adventures. The best of everything to both of you as you continue your saga. Drop me an email or give me a call if you ever return to the Marquette area or are in Lansing when the legislature is in session.

Steve Lindberg

Ira said...

Congratulations Steve! It would be great to see you again.