WEEK 30 / by Caleb Johnson

The Backroads

Far enough outside of any big city, there are dirt roads leading to nowhere. If you drive on these long enough you are bound to find something interesting. I may or may not have gotten slightly lost when I found this place, but that is between me and Google maps.

Tucked away somewhere between Hawley and Minneapolis is a river through an abandoned rock quarry. There something resembling a fence running along part of the side, but it looked like it gave up trying to be a fence a long time ago. Past the fence are hills, river runoffs, and a random turkey who follows you around. It was really an odd, old place in the middle of Minnesota that seemed like it was from a different time. Unfortunately, this place exists in the land of no GPS signal, and in an era where paved or named roads, apparently don't exist yet. Hopefully someday I will be able to find it again but I am not to optimistic.

 For people wondering how to find something new when everything around you seems old, pull up google maps, look for a spot of green, and drive in that general direction. Pocahontas was really dropping some knowledge with Just Around the Riverbend.