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    Thumbs up Lake Maria - Monticello, MN

    Zombie approved park

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    11411 Clementa Avenue Northwest
    Monticello, MN 55362

    So ricecg and I did a little impromptu camping out at this park. Neither of us had been there before, so we weren't sure what to expect and to sum it up: holy avocado.

    If you live anywhere near this park you owe it to yourself to get there and hang. It was a short 1 mile (maybe?) to our site from the parking lot, and we were about a 30 second walk from the lake. The trees were perfectly spaced, and the area was so beautiful just to walk through that I plan on going back at least once before winter hits.

    All that being said, the spiders were out in droves. Normally I suffer from my terrible arachnophobia, but I seemed to fight it off pretty easy here. I did empty my pack out on the front stoop when I got home though, don't want to bring those suckers into my house.
    When it seems like the night will last forever
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    Great park...even with the 30-40 mile hour gust of wind
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    Also a favorite of mine for close overnights. I was supposed to go up tonight but I just couldn't tear myself away from work, unfortunately.

    Sounds like you guys had a nice trip even with as warm and windy as its been. Which site were you at?
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    B9.

    Maybe we should check with you when we go back
    When it seems like the night will last forever
    And there's nothing left to do but count the years
    When the strings of my heart start to sever
    And stones fall from my eyes instead of tears
    I will walk alone by the black muddy river
    And dream me a dream of my own
    -Jerry

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    I'm going to check this out next Tuesday night. Thanks for the info!

    Fronkey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    I'm going to check this out next Tuesday night. Thanks for the info!

    Fronkey
    Is backpacking and hanging all you do? I'm jealous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin'Yankee View Post
    Is backpacking and hanging all you do? I'm jealous!

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    lol If you only knew how much I actually do get out. I don't film every adventure after all.

    Fronkey

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    I like that park too. I get out there a few times a year. My favorite site is B2. It's great for winter camping too when you don't want to have to trudge too far in the snow. Great nature sounds at night with the coyote and owls too. The raccoons can be pesky though. I was harassed by them on my first hammock hang a few years ago at site B1.

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