Cellpic Sunday – 18 September 2016

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Turtle River

Arvilla, North Dakota.

This weekend Lynn and I headed north and a bit west to spend some time checking out Turtle River State Park. The park is a bit over an hour and a half from our home in Fargo, and there are quite a few hiking trails meandering through the park along with campgrounds and a lodge.

I was hoping for a little more fall color, but it is a bit early yet. We might head back in a couple of weeks to see how the trees are turning. Today, though, we got back into hiking mode and hit several short trails that Map My Walk calculated to a total of four miles. Today we will spend some more time in the park which costs a very reasonable $5 USD per car.

We hadn’t headed more than a few yards into the wooded trail area when we were accosted by swarms of mosquitos. We came prepared with a can of Deep Woods Off! Amazing stuff. We sprayed it on our clothes and bare skin areas and the mosquitos gave us some slack. They continued to swarm around us, but wouldn’t come close enough to land. We wouldn’t have stayed 5 minutes there without the repellent.

About the photo: The rule for Cellpic Sunday is simple. The image must be captured and edited on a mobile device. This shot was taken on a Samsung S7 and edited on an iPad.

John Steiner

 

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One thought on “Cellpic Sunday – 18 September 2016

  1. Beautiful photo! Never been there, but I sure remember Mosquito season up there. Sure don’t miss that. Here there are so many bats, snakes, spiders, lizards etc that there’s fewer mosquitoes but there’s still a few. I suspect that they bother me more now, because I’m bitten by them far less often. Happy hiking!

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