On September 3 I wrote about walking around Lake Nokomis. In the same area there is a second walk route for walking along Minnehaha Creek. I decided to do that one this weekend.
This morning I woke up wide awake around 4 AM. I thought to wait to leave home until at least daylight, but about 5, sleeping sounded even better. Thus I didn't arrive in this neighborhood until almost 11 AM. Good thing for the police were just taking down street barricades. I saw lots of signs left over saying the area had been closed from 7 - 11 AM for an "event." This usually means a run, bike race or other such event.
I headed out along a walking path along Minnehaha Creek. The creek flows from Lake Minnetonka located in the western metropolitan area to the Mississippi River. Its last journey is a fall over Minnehaha Falls right before in enters the Mississippi.
It's no secret many parts of the country are experiencing a very dry weather. I just looked up and learned that the Minnetonka Lake is at its lowest level in 12 years; hence not much water is flowing in the creek.
Here's a view of a basically dry creek bed.
The path went along Hiawatha Lake for a bit, but at a distance. The picture below is about the closest I got to the lake on the mapped out route.