I found out the hard way - things aren't always what they appear to be! Map in hand, I began my hike. It was a bright spring day and the blue of the Indiana sky was reflected in the lake. The sounds of birds filled the air. This was new territory for me, so I decided to explore all the way around this lake. Much of the area along the 10-mile (16-kilometer) shoreline was marshy, so raised trails had been built. My map showed the trails I needed to follow, but they didn't always provide the shortest distance between two points.
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