Patrick Eagan Park-Eagan-Minnesota

Today’s hiking adventure began at Patrick Eagan Park.

After a week of rain, it sure was nice to see the sun this morning. We found a zipline near the parking lot. Of course, we both had to take it for a ride. Now that our adrenaline was pumping, it was time for our hike.

The trail led us to McCarthy Lake.

Little bits of green foliage were beginning to pop.

The morning sun shining through the trees is one of my favorite sights.

Up and down the hills we went.

We found a giant birch tree.

Due to the heavy snow we had this winter, many branches and several whole trees were down.

The trail led us between Lake McCarthy and another unidentified lake or pond.

Back at our starting point we decided to ride the zipline one more time!

Today’s hiking adventure was 5 miles.