The plan of the flight was to take off from Anoka and fly east towards the St. Croix River and back while checking out the many lakes and streams along the way.
This route took us over lots of the smaller lakes, and it seemed like everyone with a boat had it out that day. It had been really warm lately, so I don't blame them.
Center City, Minnesota
South Center Lake (bottom half), North Center Lake (top half), and Little Lake (far back, right)
Sunrise River, with good examples of meander cutoff bends
Sunrise River, Sunrise River Pool #1 (left), Mud Lake (background)
The Sunrise River flowed into the Pool, where it branched and part of it went southward and another part of it went westward. We followed the westward branch, which eventually flowed into Martin Lake. All along the way the river had lots of meander cutoffs.
Sunrise River flowing into Martin Lake
It's nice to be flying again, and after years of geology education I love to notice the interesting landforms and stream types. Time to plan some other flights!