Pipestone Creek , Middle Section

Ten people came out on a glorious September long weekend to hike the middle section of Pipestone Creek. We started at the highway access and went east.

Beaver dam in progress

We passed by a spot where the beavers have been building a dam on the creek. It has reduced the water level somewhat, which is probably making it easier for the cows to cross back and forth. However the herons we’ve seen fishing on the creek in past years are probably not too happy.

We didn’t see herons today but we saw these creatures instead.

After walking through the old growth forest section, we came out at the bridge. Just a few hundred feet further we moved into the next section of the trail where we had our lunch high on the hill, overlooking the magnificent Pipestone Valley.

Thanks to Lee for scouting and leading the hike and to Trail Maintenance for their superb work with the mowers, clippers, and chainsaw. You can find more photos on Flickr.

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