Fall Frolics in Iowa

    Day 1

    Day 1 - October 21, 2015 - Wednesday - Depart for Iowa; Drive Through Northern Colorado; Into Nebraska; Western Iowa to Lake City, Iowa

    We wanted to have an early start to get through Denver before the heavy morning traffic. The alarm went off at 3:00 and we left the...

    Day 2

    Day 2 - October 22, 2015 - Thursday – Road Trip to Madrid; Stop at West Central Co-Op, Beaver; Hike High Trestle Bridge Boone County; Lunch in Woodward; Visit Lake City Restored Barn

    We woke up to a beautiful day in West Central Iowa. Although recent rainstorms had dropped many...

    Day 3

    Day 3 - October 23, 2015 - Friday – Work in Garden; Dig Sweet Potatoes; Drive to Carroll; Lake City Tour; Sunset Walk

    We woke up to heavy rain. It was almost 65 degrees, but with 100% humidity, it seemed colder. We watched a little of the news about the...

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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