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I'm Danielle Lindblom, an adventure-seeking dog loving Minnesotan who discovered a deep love of the outdoors. I travel all over with my two Border Collies in my pursuit of freedom and purpose, and I can't wait to share these adventures with you!

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I Lichens Banning State Park. I Lichens It A Lot. Sandstone, MN


Banning State Park

Location: Sandstone, MN (right off I-35)

Management: Minnesota State Parks and Trails

Trail: Skunk Cabbage Trail

Duration: 1.5 hours

Trail Surface: Natural Surface - Dirt Trails

Environment: Birch forest, Kettle River, rapids

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate

Cell Phone Reception: Good

Parking: Plentiful, no charge. Winter parking at Picnic Area.

Dog Rules: Dogs on Leash, 6 foot maximum

Recommended Gear: Waterproof boots when hiking in early winter and early spring. Mud and potential flooding during those times of year. Otherwise, any shoe is fine.

I came across Banning State Park on a day trip to Duluth in February, and I could not have been more pleased. It was exactly wh