Kewaunee River Segment

Yesterday’s hike consisted of the Kewaunee River Segment, which was on the Ahnapee State Trail.  We originally thought it would be a 10 mile hike, so I decided to take Penny along.  Penny had previously done 8 miles.  She’s 9 and has had surgery on both knees because the ligaments in her knees ripped.   I’m not sure how far she can go and I continue to attempt longer hikes with her.  If the weather is cool, she is fine.  The sign at the trailhead said 12.6 miles, so we would be going farther than expected and a new distance record for Penny. Penny had no problem at all and appeared to enjoy herself the entire time.  We were tired by the end and she continued to keep up a good pace.  It must be the husky in her!  
There was an area of land along the trail that was fenced off.  There was a sign that told about arsenic contamination that had happened between 1937 and 1950 when a train derailment, so the land would be fenced off to limit access to the area.
Most of the trail was wet and squishy or snow covered. The snow covered sections were a pain after awhile and really made me feel tired. It was slushy sloppy snow.  We had some nice views of the river and a couple bridges to cross. There was also a larget culvert used as a tunnel in one spot.   We past a few people walking the trail, but overall we were usually the only ones out there.  The day got nicer as it went on.

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