The Dakotas 2008 ...

Route Map

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Trip Log

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A carpet of trillium in the Michigan woods

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Janie walking through a carpet of trillium in the cold Michigan woods.

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A close up of the carpet of trillium in the Michigan woods reveals a few red trillium (aka wake robin or  stinking Benjamin) amongst the white.

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A chateau in the Michigan woods belonging to Kurt, Marty and Zack Yuengling.

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A view of the Manistique River in Germfask, Michigan

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A view of Crex Meadows in western Wisconsin

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A view of Sandhill Cranes in Crex Meadows in western Wisconsin

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Janie's 'scoping out the view in Crex Meadows in western Wisconsin.

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The sun slowly sets on the prairie in Ft. Sisseton, SD.

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The sun sets slowly on the prairie in Ft. Sisseton, SD.

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Slowly the sun sets on the prairie in Ft. Sisseton, SD.

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The sun has nearly set on the prairie in Ft. Sisseton, SD. Yes, those little black dots are BIRDS ;-)

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The sun has slowly set on the prairie in Ft. Sisseton, SD.

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The moon has risen on the prairie in Shadehill, SD.

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The upland sandpiper sits and sings on the prairie post in the Grand River National Grasslands, SD.

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Who says the prairie is flat?

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The sun shines on the cottontail in the Grand River National Grasslands, SD.

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There's splendor in the grass (reeds) in Agassiz NWR, MN.

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There's Janie in the van at Brevoort Lake, MI.

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Meanwhile, there's still a carpet of trillium at Lakeport SP in Michigan.

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But the trillium are not as splendiferous as before.

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They get pink and wrinkly as they get old.

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Janie's also getting pink and wrinkly as she gets old, but she's still happy to be here!