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Pasque flower hike set for Saturday morning at the Fertile Sand Hills

The hike will begin at 10:30 a.m. and wrap up by noon.

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Pasque flowers in bloom.
Contributed / Wayne Goeken, Agassiz Environmental Learning Center

FERTILE, Minn. – Nice weather has finally arrived, and pasque flowers are blooming in the Fertile Sand Hills, where a hike to see the flowers is scheduled for Saturday morning.

The guided hike will take participants to Death Valley 1 and 2 – the best pasque flower blooming sites in the Fertile Sand Hills.

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The hike will begin at 10:30 a.m. and wrap up by noon.

To join the hike, take Summit Avenue west off of Minnesota Highway 32 (just south of the Fertile downtown area). Go west past the Agassiz Environmental Learning Center Nature Center about a quarter mile and meet at the parking area and trailhead at the top of the hill.

The hike will cover about 1.4 miles along some uneven terrain and through a sand dune area.

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For more information, contact Wayne Goeken at (218) 280-0516.

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