Prairie, Lake, Forest
Minnesota's State Parks
ISBN10: 0873517717 ISBN13: 9780873517713 Contributors: Niskanen, Chris Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Pr Published: Apr 1 2010 Pages: 211 Weight: 2.55lbs. Height: 11.00" Width: 8.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
"We went for a hike. The beach was a tumble of exposed bedrock, some formations looking like model pirate ships in silhouette, but soon the gravel narrowed and an outcrop of jagged rock faced us. The girls scrambled up a well-used trail, and then I saw Grace climbing, hand over hand, up the final short rock wall. I was about to yell my customary warning, but she had summited and Bailey was on her heels. They raised their arms, the Lake Superior wind whipping their hair, and I breathed two words: their Everest."
--from the text by Chris Niskanen
traveling salesman who is also an avid birdwatcher; a couple so excited about their state parks adventures that they worked geocaching into their wedding theme; and daughters on a camping trip to the rocky outcrops of
Lake Superior's North Shore, a personal tale recounted by Niskanen. The result is an elegant package of memories for those who frequent the parks--and an invitation to all comers to see Minnesota's natural world at its best. Photographer Doug Ohman's work is featured in the Minnesota Byways series, which includes Barns of Minnesota and Cabins of Minnesota. Chris Niskanen is outdoors editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and also contributes to Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine.