Saturday, October 6, 2012

St. Croix State Park

Last weekend was gorgeous. This weekend is cold and showing way too many signs of winter. So, I am going to remember how gorgeous the weather was last weekend and be happy we aren't sleeping outside tonight:)

Last weekend we headed to St. Croix State Park in Hinckley, Minnesota for a one night camping adventure. Instead of it just being the two of us this time we went with a group of friends (Elysia, Alison, Steph, JP, Cathy & Nate). We reserved at group site online and when we checked in they said the group sites had been closed for the season. Luckily that just meant they had turned off the water spickets. This campsite was considered primitive, not sure why we could see the bathrooms from our tent and we were parked about 100 yards from our car.

Tents at St. Croix State Park

After we got our tents set up and ate lunch we headed out to do some hiking. This is a huge State Park, so we actually got in the car and drove 9 miles to get to the hiking trail. We then spent a few hours hiking along the Kettle and St. Croix Rivers.

Fall Colors at St. Croix State Park

Fall Colors at St. Croix State Park

Fall Colors at St. Croix State Park

St. Croix State Park

Fall Colors at St. Croix State Park

St. Croix State Park

Tents at St. Croix State Park

We got back to our site got a fire going, cooked dinner and spent the rest of the night around the campfire listening to a sweet 90's music playlist.

Hanging out at campfire

In the morning we cooked up breakfast, packed up and headed home. It was great to be able to get outside and enjoy the fall colors in awesome weather.

Alison cooking popcorn

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