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Nodaway Valley Park, Clarinda IA

Camped at Nodaway Valley Park, Clarinda IA, May 10, 2011
Camped at Nodaway Valley Park, Clarinda IA, May 10, 2011

This older 164 acre park, located 2 miles north of Clarinda on Highway 71, is on a hill overlooking the Nodaway and East Nodaway Rivers. It has an extensive trail system, 14 electrical campsites, picnic areas and a playing field in upland timber and open fields.

Nodaway Valley Park, Clarinda IA

Nights I've camped here

They do not Intrude on Each Other

The San Francisco Mountain lies in northern Arizona, above Flagstaff, and its blue slopes and snowy summit entice the eye for a hundred miles across the desert. About its base lie the pine forests of the Navajos, where the great red-trunked trees live out their peaceful centuries in that sparkling air. The pinons and scrub begin only where the forest ends, where the country breaks into open, stony clearings and the surface of the earth cracks into deep canyons. The great pines stand at a considerable distance from each other. Each tree grows alone, murmurs alone, thinks alone. They do not intrude on each other. ...

The Song of the Lark, Willa Cather, p265, Houghton Mifflin Co paperback edition 1987

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