Mother Goose, Bonita Helton, has been hiking east on the NCT from Lake Sakakawea since May 2, 2009. She has been experiencing the great North Dakota hospitality and many of the after-effects of their spring flooding this year.
washed out road east of Ft. Ransom, ND
But she says she is looking forward to the actual off-road trail in the Sheyenne National Grasslands. The Forest Service advised her that portions of the trail are under water, but at least the weather had warmed enough that she could take off her longjohn shirt.
Mother Goose concluded about the Grasslands, "I do love it, flowers, prairie grass, rolling terrain and a trail right thru it whats not to love."
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