Trail Through Tall Trees

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Trail Through Tall Trees

Alex, Pam, and I visited a Bass Pro Shop in nearby Portage last week, where I bought a new pair of hiking shoes, which I was eager to try. Therefore, as displayed in the accompanying photograph, earlier this week I decided to hike a wooded section of Trail 2 at Indiana Dunes State Park.

Its course extends for three miles, much of it through thick dune forest, which seemed ideal for a shaded walk on a hot July morning. Indeed, temperatures are frequently more than ten degrees cooler under the canopy of tall trees.

Though adjacent to steep slopes toward some of the higher dunes along Lake Michigan, this route is quite level and fairly easy to travel. In fact, this passage is popular in winter with many cross-country skiers who traverse the forest by following its path.

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