We even had the adventure of climbing the old Ranger's Fire Tower which was about nine stories high and worth every step to see the bird's eye view of the surrounding forest.
One lake in particular, Mary Lake, had such crystal clear blue water and the perfect mirror images of the shoreline.
(Photo above) This is the Mississippi River where you can cross on the rocks to the other side - about 25 feet and two feet deep. Lake Itasca is on the other side of the rocks. Such a beautiful spot. I did not take the adventure crossing as I am still in recovery from major foot surgery.