John found a publication titled On the Trail of a Glacier which we used a lot for our adventures/misadventures yesterday. The maps in that guide were not to scale and lacked in detail so we traced and retraced our steps several times, driving down many back country gravel roads of Minnesota. When we started kvetching about all the gas and miles we covered going nowhere, we reminded each other that it was an adventure which was not all that bad. We saw several deer on the roadways, a ring-necked pheasant, wild turkey, and numerous chipmunks. We also saw many farms, cows and corn fields. This area lies within the Alexandria Glacial Moraine ( I have alluded to that glacier in a previous posting). Years ago blocks of ice, buried in the debris of the glacier, melted to form hundreds of small lakes, dotting the countryside through which we drove yesterday. Many of the farms we saw had either lakes or small ponds near them. One of the counties we were in has 300 lakes, they sure make for some picturesque scenery!