A beautiful day in the park yesterday, and we took advantage of that to do some exploring. One of the most popular attractions is Horse Thief Cave--so named because two horse thieves used the cave as their base in the pre-park days. And they were not the first to use it. When the land was being turned into a park, workers found the remains of nine 4000-year-old human skeletons in the cave.
Running through the park is a sweet stream called Dutch Creek. There are several picnic areas along the creek and arched bridges cross it, built by those prisoners years ago.
Hale bridge, an 1879 iron bridge over the Wapsipinicon is on the National Historic Register. We also took a drive over to Stone City in Grant Wood territory. We finished off the day with a fine feast and campfire. As I mentioned before, the campground is desperately in need of refurbishing. It has probably the worst shower house I've seen, which is a detriment especially to all of the tent sites available. But the park is well worth a visit.
Some random thoughts about writing, camping, and eating.