It’s not a bad day when an editor asks if you’d like to spend an afternoon at the park, shoot some photos and write about your experience. Throw in idyllic weather and a friend to serve as my own personal tour guide and how could I say no?
I’ve been thinking about this day as an epic flood of the Wapsipinicon River was predicted for the Anamosa area, where Wapsipinicon State Park is located and where I spent that lovely afternoon. Fortunately, the floodwaters didn’t rise as high as predicted and as it has for decades, the park should survive.
My thanks to Radish magazine editor Sarah Gardner for suggesting this story and my buddy Dave DeWitte for showing me the sites. You can read the full article, along with many others, on the Radish website: www.radishmagazine.com and here are some of the scenes we saw that day. (Photos copyright Radish and HomegrownIowan.)