I was over in Minnesota the last few days and had a chance to run at Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Lebanon Hills is a 2,000 acre Dakota County Park that features a pretty extensive network of trails. The area is not all that hilly but there are many lakes on the property that the trails weave in and out of making for some pretty scenery. The park is located just south of St. Paul making it a very doable drive for anyone living in the twin cities area. The frozen ground made the dirt trails fast and firm and I was able to cover about seven miles or so at a good clip. The trails are not very technical, they just gently wind through the woods making it possible to get a good tempo rolling. The trails are very well-marked however there are so many trails branching every which way that it really breaks up your run if you keep stopping to check the map. I basically just went which ever way I felt like going until I was ready to head back to the car and then paid attention to the maps. It is nice to have made it all the way through december without having to worry about trudging through snow. I am back in Milwaukee and will probably check out the River Trail in the morning. We are getting a mix of snow and rain tonight so we might have some messy trails on our hands in the morning. Below are a few pictures of the run at Lebanon Hills.