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Governor Dodge State Park

This weekend, I decided to head out to Governor Dodge State Park with my doggy, Sam. The weather was beautiful this weekend, and after all of the rain the past two weeks, the scenery was sure to not disappoint.

To get as much daylight in as possible, I woke up early on Saturday (crazy, right?). Governor Dodge is about an hour away from Madison, so it doesn’t take too long to drive there.

Most people like to go to Devil’s Lake State Park – probably the most popular park in Wisconsin and also an hour’s drive away – but I had a feeling it’d be packed this weekend and decided to choose Governor Dodge as the adventure for the day.

The park comprises of about 5,000 acres of hills, bluffs, and deep valleys. I’ve also heard there’s an awesome waterfall in the park, so I wanted to make sure I hiked around and found it. Once I got there, I realized it wasn’t too hard to find (literally right next to a parking lot, haha). There’s also 2 very nice lakes in the park, which I didn’t have time to explore on Saturday.

It’s good to sometimes get away from the busy day-to-day life, and have a morning and afternoon to relax and explore. Sam also got some much needed exercise after being stuck in the house all week, so I’m sure he enjoyed it.

For the day, I decided to bring with me:

  • Helios 44m-4 58mm f/2
  • Fuji XF 18-55mm
  • Minolta MC 135mm f/3.5
  • A couple of PB&J sandwiches

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