Today’s hiking adventure began at Point Douglas Park.
Brrrrr! It was a cold start to our adventure. Fog danced on top of the two merging rivers: St. Croix River and Mississippi River.
We left the park hiking on Point Douglas Regional Trail.
We crossed the Hasting Bridge where the mighty Mississippi River flowed under us.
Hastings majestic City Hall appeared as we exited the bridge and continued our hike on the Mississippi River Regional Trail.
A quick stop at Lake Rebecca offered a colorful view.
A giant eagle perched above us looking down at the Mississippi River waiting for its next meal.
Turkey vultures soared above us.
Some rested on a tower.
Our next stop along the trail was Lock and Dam #2.
Just after the Lock and Dam #2, the trail led us to a wider view of the Mississippi River. Here we decided to turn around and hike back to Point Douglas Park.
Fall is a magical time of year. The leaves are so colorful and the mid-morning sun warmed us from the cool air.
The train tracks were getting used today! We saw many trains pass by us on the different railways.
As we approached our starting point we decided to cross the Fort Douglas Bascule Bridge and hike into Prescott, Wisconsin. We took in the view of the BNSF Lift Bridge that was built in 1984 for trains to cross over the river.
We hiked to the end of Point Douglas Park taking in the view from the beach.
Today’s hiking adventure was 12.3 miles.