Day Two Hundred Twenty-nine

Exhausting But Exhilarating

What a great hike we had today around Cowles Bog, at the Indiana Dunes’ National Lakeshore. The area is named for Henry Cowles, a University of Chicago ecologist who visited here frequently in the early Twentieth Century. The four-mile loop goes through woods, near a fen, over dunes, and along the Lake Michigan beach.

Cowle's Bog 2We saw such interesting flora and fauna. I can understand why Mr. Cowles found this spot so interesting!

Cowle's Bog Flora and FaunaWith no nearby parking facilities, the only folks at this beach either hiked or boated here. It’s a wonderful spot to rest before tackling the dunes and heading back.

Cowle's BogGood day, good walk!

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