The plan for today was just a quick daytrip with short hikes. After Belmont Mount was a bust, I tried my luck next at Nelson Dewey State Park. Just picked up a new Forester so any good excuse for a drive will do.
Much like Belmont Mound, this site only has about 2 miles of trails. Also like Belmont Mound, mosquitoes were unbearable without a head net. Hiking was once again completely miserable but I did finish the short Cedar Trail before throwing in the towel.
One thing Nelson Dewey does have are great views looking over the Mississippi River. Some of the walk-in campsites perch right on the side of these cliffs and are usually the most popular spots (something I fully intend to return for).
Hot. Mosquitoes. No fun. Will come back another day.Lat = 42.7349892 , Long = -91.0190201 -- Show at Google Maps