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Monday, August 25, 2008


My husband and I found a delightful block of quicksand this weekend along the Mississippi River in St. Paul Park. We were paddling south from Lions Levee Park along the side channel and then wandered into a pristine little cove. In the far back corner amongst the kingfishers and bald eagles was the quicksand. I marked the place on the map below.

Here's how it looks undisturbed:

Then we jumped in!

Quicksand it fun!

I heard from some friends at the National Park Service that this backwater was under a proposal for development = turn it into condos and a marina. That would suck.


Blogger Tommy said...

I remember when I was a kid I had this inordinate fear of quicksand because I saw a few movies where some hapless person would drown in one of them.

14 September, 2008  

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