Effigy Mounds National Monument was never very high on our list (aka non-existent), but since our rough route took us pretty close to this, we made the detour and checked it out.
National Monuments preserve our history and culture, differing from the National Parks which preserve scenery and provide recreational areas.
The heat was pretty brutal, but the hikes are heavily wooded and have scenic overlooks over the Mississippi River.
It is also interesting to learn about the Indian burial rituals, and the tribes that have linguistic and cultural ties to the area.
Through the Woods
Despite the heat, the woods at Effigy Mounds are beautiful to stroll through.
Out of Respect
With as much time as we spend outdoors, I certainly wouldn’t want the Indian/First People’s gods pissed off at me…
Effigy Mounds View
The view over the Mississippi River from Eagle Rock in Effigy Mounds National Monument.
Amazing how many small cabins and travel trailers are on this spit of land in the middle of the Mississippi River.
The Little Pod is getting dragged all over the place now!
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