Another day, another hike on the Ice Age Trail! This hike was just north of where we hiked yesterday. Jared dropped Penny and me off at the parking lot of the Skunk and Foster Lakes Segment, which is within the Skunk and Foster Lakes State Natural Area north of highway 10 and east of Amherst. … Continue reading Skunk and Foster Lakes and Waupaca River Segments
Spring continues to arrive in Wisconsin and it is really nice! It was a warm and sunny day today. Penny hiked with us and I'm sure she wished it was a little cooler. Jared dropped Penny and me off at an Ice Age Trail parking lot along 54 west of Waupaca and drove the car … Continue reading Hartman Creek and Emmons Creek Segments
Spring has finally arrived!! The day was warm and sunny (warm may be an understatement for some people, but in Wisconsin after the winter, a high in the 50s is warm). I didn't need long sleeves at all today, not even this morning! Penny came along today with Jared and me. At times I think … Continue reading Milwaukee River Segment to West Bend Segment, AKA Hiking to Culver’s!
Jared, Penny, Todd, and I braved the 40mph wind gusts and hiked near Elkhart Lake and Glenbeulah today. Originally I wasn't going to take Penny because it was forecasted to rain for part of the day, but then I felt guilty about leaving her home. I packed her raincoat and a bunch of towels and … Continue reading La Budde Creek to Greenbush Segment
I walked a little over 13 miles today, 3 more than I planned. Penny is in the back seat of the car as I write this on the way home exhausted because she also walked about 13 miles. This is the farthest she has ever hiked and I don't think I'll have her hike that … Continue reading Alban to Iola Winter Sports Club, a 10 mile day turns into 13
It's still winter in northern Wisconsin! Today's high was in the mid 30s, it was windy, and there was 5-6 inches of packed snow in some areas. Our hike today was in Lincoln County north of Merrill. Jared and I drove one car today, so we walked against each other. We did our route in … Continue reading Tug Lake to Turtle Rock
March in Wisconsin can be muddy and we hiked through a lot of mud today! Penny, Jared, and I hiked in Washington County. We started in Slinger where Jared and I left off in January. Today it was nice and sunny, but a bit windy. There were a lot of people skiing at Little Switzerland … Continue reading Slinger Segment to West Bend Segment
Today's hike was an exciting one, Penny and I completed all parts of the Ice Age Trail within Dane County! This is Penny's first completion of a county! (And most likely only one.) Jared, Penny, and I started at the parking lot of the Springfield Hill Segment, which is north of Indian Lake County Park … Continue reading The Completion of Dane County!
Another short day of hiking in Dane County! Jared, Penny, and I hiked with Todd again. We started today at about the middle of the Valley View Segment west of Madison. Jared, Penny, and I had done part of this segment last winter. It was a sunny day with strong winds. With the bright sun … Continue reading Valley View Segment to Cross Plains Interpretive Site
After a month or so off from hiking, we got back to hiking today. Jared, Penny, and I hiked with his friend Todd. We started at the Cross Plains Interpretive Site, which doesn't have any official trail yet, but we did see flags for future trail. Hopefully they will add this in soon. We traveled … Continue reading Cross Plains Interpretive Site to Ice Age Trail Alliance