solo bike camping
I went solo bike camping in recent history, and I took some crappy photos with my ipod, so I figure I will mark my return to blogging with my outdoorsman exploits. Enjoy!
I was at Afton State Park, which is pretty beautiful and full of hike-in camp sites. Also full of baby turkeys and blackberries, making it a pretty delicious spot for being out in nature, theoretically. I’m not confident enough about my berry identification skills to actually eat any of them, and I wasn’t hungry enough to eat an adorable baby turkey.
In the end, it wasn’t as much of a solitary retreat as I was expecting, because there were lots of Minnesota friendlies camping out there, and other folks on the bike trails (guh, humans!). I think I’ve definitely gone longer without talking to anyone while in a populous city… So my quest for a real live silent retreat is yet to be fulfilled. Maybe I’ve just got to bike further afield.
That said, it was still fun to go alone camping for the first time. I should probably go alone bike touring next.