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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mother Goose Nears ND-MN Border

Mother Goose
Mother Goose
excerpts from Mother Goose's Journal

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 North Dakota road
washed out road east of Ft. Ransom, ND
Here is a washed out road east of Fort Ransom. When she reached Lisbon she had "to make a round about way to get across the river in Lisbon as the dirt levees they put up for the flood are still there and they won't let you cross them."

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."

See Mother Goose's Journal


Mother Goose said...

Nice to see the "other" Mother Goose. Believe it or not, I grew up in that area of the country only a little south(Nebraska). Isn't it a great part of the world?

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Hi Mother Goose from blogland! Bonita really wants to be called that so I have to be careful to keep you two straight. I guess it's no different from having two friends named Bob or Gail or something, but it seems really odd! My impressions of ND when we hiked there have always been that it has a wonderful, although different (from the eastern states) kind of beauty.
Thanks for commenting!