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Low bridge, everybody down


tl;dr: The Hennepin Canal doesn't just go over other creeks. Sometimes it goes under them.

Today the Hennepin Canal stretched over another creek that was so big it was probably a river. Later I came to another river, but the canal just stopped. Huh? There was a bridge for my bike and then the canal resumed on the other side. The canal appeared to go under the river. I have no idea how that would have worked out for boats. Perhaps a bridge existed once, but if the bridge failed, why bother with any fix at all?

One more thing I will say about the Hennepin Canal trail: There are a lot of DANGER and TRAIL CLOSED signs. Ignore them.

I am stopping at a hotel again. The front desk was kind enough to give me a room on the third floor as fat as possible from the continental breakfast.

In the past I've expressed my love for Peanut Butter and Jelly. Recently I have acquired a new favorite food for when I'm staying in hotels: steamed broccoli, instant potatoes and Ritz crackers. Don't knock it.

bridge out

going downhill

where did the canal go?

Trail Open

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