Lower Purgatory Creek (Eden Prairie, MN) 20-Nov-2022

Ice on Lower Purgatory Creek, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

This was our third visit to Purgatory Creek but the first one with snow on the ground. Today we walked into the Lower Purgatory Creek Conservation Area on the Nature Trail from Homeward Hills Park. We had microspikes with us but they were not needed as the trail was packed snow with good traction. It was a cold (18℉/-7.7℃) morning but sunny and calm, so we actually overheated a bit. Just a tiny bit…😊

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From Purgatory to Eden… (Minnetonka, MN) 28-Oct-2022

Sunlight through the trees at Purgatory Creek, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Purgatory Creek combines tributaries from Lotus Lake (formerly Long Lake), Silver Lake, and a wetland complex. These sources join into one creek, which then squiggles its way south to empty into the Minnesota River. We first encountered Purgatory earlier this year when we walked from Purgatory Creek Park to Staring Lake and back.

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