Category: Hiking

Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine State Forest North, Zillmer Trail System — Hiking and a Lesson in Geology

State parks, state forests, state recreational areas, and state natural areas, despite the differences in name and funding, what really distinguishes them? (Asking rhetorically unless someone has a legit answer.) No matter the title, all of these areas have been deemed special, beautiful, and… Continue Reading “Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine State Forest North, Zillmer Trail System — Hiking and a Lesson in Geology”

Wisconsin’s Governor Dodge State Park — Pine Cliff Trail, A Spring Hike with Birds and Views Abound

Just like that, the trees are budding, the flowers are sprouting, and the grass is green. Spring, you’re a beautiful beast and we welcome your presence, the sunshine, the storms, and even the occasional snow shower. As antsy as spring makes me, there’s always… Continue Reading “Wisconsin’s Governor Dodge State Park — Pine Cliff Trail, A Spring Hike with Birds and Views Abound”

Wisconsin’s Mirror Lake State Park — Winter Edition, My Second Winter Hike

This year was the first time I attempted a real winter hike. I know, that’s kind of sad and disgraceful for someone who loves to hike and lives in Wisconsin. The experimental winter hike took place at Lake Kegonsa State Park on a 31… Continue Reading “Wisconsin’s Mirror Lake State Park — Winter Edition, My Second Winter Hike”

Wisconsin’s Lake Kegonsa State Park, Winter Edition, My First Winter Hike

Oh winter, how you never end. I’ve always admired winter hikers, the tenacity to be out there on the snowy trail when it’s no degrees outside and there are icicles forming on their eyelashes. My personal hiking season is typically late April through November.… Continue Reading “Wisconsin’s Lake Kegonsa State Park, Winter Edition, My First Winter Hike”

Wisconsin’s Nelson Dewey State Park — Views from the Bluff and Turn of the Century History

This camping season got off to a later start than I would have liked thanks to the pandemic. Prior to this weekend, two reservations of mine were cancelled. In fact, this weekend was the first weekend the state park system allowed camping reservations. In… Continue Reading “Wisconsin’s Nelson Dewey State Park — Views from the Bluff and Turn of the Century History”

Wisconsin’s Magnolia Bluff County Park, A Wisconsin State Natural Area, Country Views from the Bluff

Now a throwback to a summer hike on a Monday afternoon. (Oh how I already miss the green grass and lush foliage.) While I don’t normally get to hike on a Monday afternoon, this day happened to be my (our) 1 year wedding anniversary.… Continue Reading “Wisconsin’s Magnolia Bluff County Park, A Wisconsin State Natural Area, Country Views from the Bluff”