Virtual Hike to Turkey River Mounds State Preserve

The latest destination on my Virtual Hike was the Turkey River Mounds State Preserve.

Turkey River Mounds, State Preserve, Iowa, Mississippi RiverThe segment started in Marengo, Iowa and proceeded up to the preserve which is at the confluence of the Turkey River and Mississippi River.

Turkey River Mounds, State Preserve, Iowa, Mississippi RiverHere you can see the Turkey River as it flows into the Mississippi River.

Do you see a bridge?

The next segment of the Virtual Hike will include a ferry ride across the river to Cassville, Wisconsin.

Turkey River Mounds, State Preserve, Iowa, Mississippi RiverThe Turkey River Mounds State Preserve contains 38 Native American Mounds. The mounds are not too tall, but some of the linear mounds are almost 200 feet long.

The mounds were constructed during the Woodland period which extended from about 500 BC to 900 AD.

Turkey River Mounds, State Preserve, Iowa, Mississippi RiverThe area around the mounds is very scenic with a lot of flat river bottom land and low hills that lead up of the Mississippi River valley.

Turkey River Mounds, State Preserve, Iowa, Mississippi RiverI can just imagine what this looks like during the winter, when I was virtually hiking through the area. I am a bit behind in my posting as my miles were achieved near the end of January.

I am actually almost to my next destination which is 145 miles to the east across Wisconsin. I have been a bit lazy with all the rain and have not been taking long walks in the evening. I need to get motivated again, and perhaps since the next destinations all have family connections I will get moving.

On to the next destination!

Steven

 

 

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