Monday morning was pretty nice for fall in Minnesota, but there is colder weather and snow on the way so if there are places to clean up before winter it's kind of now or never. There's a short path in the woods along the Mississippi River next to the James Rice playground and it was one of those places that still needed to be spruced up. Monday morning it looked like this, like you would expect a wooded path in nature to look like in the fall. But it didn't look like that just last week.
A few weeks ago during an evening walk I noticed a tent had been set up along that path. Now, the wooded trail is just below the regular paved walking path and in full view when the leaves are off the trees. I made a mental note that there would be cleanup to do at some later date. The person camping here was not there long. A day or two at most. Personally, I'm not opposed to camping in the park. Just pick up your stuff when you leave. But I get it, there are all sorts of issues related to affordable housing in the Twin Cities.
Possessions were covered but were they abandoned? I waited a couple of weeks. At what point do you start a cleanup? It rained.
I was walking by one day and noticed someone kind of poking around in the stuff. The bike and some other stuff disappeared. More rain.