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  •  although I'm not sure the tree is that (6+ / 0-)

    old, it is possible (hard to tell because it is so twisted...but bonsai trees are usually pretty old no matter how small they look). Prior to the 1920s, this particular pond was more of a marsh than a lake, and mahnomen (wild rice) grew there ... so it was an important food source, and certainly worth of a trail marker. The park service is in the process of restoring some of the wetlands.

    "If you are sure you understand everything that is going on around you, you are hopelessly confused." Walter Mondale

    by klompendanser on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 12:21:03 PM PDT

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