Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Lost Forty

Here is one of our summer adventures....

The
Lost Forty is an area of virgin woods found in northern Minnesota. In the 1880's when Minnesota was being logged, the surveyors goofed and 40 acres of the land were left uncut. This area of forest is now part of Chippewa National Forest. Pretty much the rest of Minnesota forests have been cut at some point. The lost forty has some trees that are 400 years old. The trees are mostly red and white pines and they are beautiful. (They are no where near as big as redwoods, but it was still cool!!)

We drove 1.5 hours from the cabin to see this unique place. There is a one mile trail that guides visitors through these woods and explains the various types of pines. The boys completely enjoyed the hiking and Anja was happy on my back. I think Kip had the most fun - he has been wanting to go see the Lost Forty for some years now!!

Here are some pictures from the hike! Enjoy!




7 comments:

Day to Day Tripper July 27, 2009 at 2:12 PM  

Looks super fun! So where is it????

Yelena R. August 3, 2009 at 9:17 AM  

That does look really fun! I love summer hikes because the tree provide beautiful and much needed shade :)

Life with Kaishon August 3, 2009 at 9:39 AM  

What a lovely summer day in the forrest. So beautiful : ) Love those little boys and their hats marching forward. Too cute : )

Foursons August 3, 2009 at 5:18 PM  

That is very cool! I would love to visit that, and you got such awesome pictures.

K. August 3, 2009 at 5:45 PM  

There's just something about hiking that says summer :)

Patti H August 3, 2009 at 7:16 PM  

what a great place to visit! Great shots

Alice August 3, 2009 at 9:03 PM  

i love that shot of your son at the base of that huge tree! what a great photo! fun summer stuff :)

my summer photos are now posted as well. feel free to come on over and visit anytime :O).

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