I've never been to the south west corner of the state and was eager to find signs of "the west" here in Minnesota, at the top of my list was cacti. It's always fun to travel to where the plants, animals, and landscapes start to change. In many ways, this was a test trip, the start of my own westward exploration.
I planned a fun route from Mankato which took us away from the most efficient route. Rather than taking 60, I linked some roads together that would take us over to the Jeffers Petroglyphs. We didn't visit the glyphs but instead stopped at red Rock Falls county park about a mile north.
- Ride North
May 19th – 20th | 50s and cloudy, 40s at night, then 60’s and sunny | 158 mi. and 177 mi.