We booked a teepee at Devils Lake State Park. It was nice not to have to deal with tents. The teepees sleep 6 and had cots and have a huge secluded campsite. We spent the week hiking, took the kids horse back riding for the first time and enjoyed numerous glens and the lake. The nature center had GPS units the kids nature exploration bags to check out, which the kids loved.
Geologically this is where the glaciers stopped (think of a snowplow) leaving 400 foot piles of massive pieces of broken stone. The CCC built stunning trails through these rock slides in the midst of corn fields.
|One of the pieces of broken granite, you can see the scratch marks from the glaciers sliding over it.|
|Balanced Rock Trail|
|Where is the trail??|
|Devils Doorway - We made it to the top!|
|View from the top of the ridge|
We spent one afternoon at Parfrey's Glen. We had hiked a few county park glens and the kids were tired. We were about to turn around, the trail was nothing special but Eliza wanted to keep going and this is what we found. Photos do not do it justice, to give you an idea of size and depth click on the panoramics below.
|Kids exploring Parfreys Glen|
|Ike was scared to death of this guy :)|