Last Camping Trip Of the Season

Autumn Riverside Camping

Last Camping Trip Of the Year: Wild River State Park

Over the last year, Regan and I have been taking advantage of the beautiful State Parks system we have in Minnesota.  We seem to prefer camping along the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers, and our last trip of the season was no different.

We chose Wild River State Park which covers 18 miles of the St. Croix river.  It’s a beautiful place with great river views, hardwood forests, and Oak savanna’s on the edge of a gorgeous prairie.

Our first day there was sunny and beautiful, so Regan and I decided it would be a great time to do a photo-shoot for my Etsy shop.  We picked a spot where the Oak savanna and prairie met that had a great golden look to it.  It ended up being a lot of fun, and we got some great shots like these:

After the photo-shoot, the light was dying and we both noticed a gnawing hunger in our bellies, so we headed back to our campsite and did a little cooking over a wood fire.  It’s something we’ve gotten fairly good at, and it’s also a lot of fun.

Cooking Over a Wood Fire

Just A Little Soup and A Quesadilla, We’ve Done Fancier …

Temperatures dipped down to 34° which meant some cuddling for warmth in the tent, and sleeping with our stocking caps on.  Rain pervaded most of our second day, but we got some great hiking in along the river before the temperatures dropped again and the rain picked up enough to decide it was just too cold and wet to stay another night.

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