Sunday, May 19, 2013

Running Is Inherently Dangerous

A jogger recently fell to his death on Barn Bluff in Red Wing. Details here. (Aaron pointed this story out to me.) So, folks, don't go running near the edge of a cliff.

On the other hand, Henry David Thoreau found Red Wing and Barn Bluff to be a healthy place to go. Here's a photo of where he stayed in Red Wing in 1861. 

“I had an incessant cough,” Thoreau wrote, “and the doctors told me I had to ‘clear out’ to the West Indies or elsewhere. So, I selected Minnesota.” Accompanied by amateur botanist Horace Mann, he arrived in Red Wing on June 23, 1861, to explore Barn Bluff and the bottomlands of the Mississippi River.

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