Baxter's Hollow Wisconsin State Natural Area log bridge

Hiking Baxter’s Hollow

Hiking Baxter's Hollow Wisconsin State Natural Area: We spent a chilly Saturday afternoon hiking Baxter's Hollow.  The hike took us just over 3 hours.  I think we may take a little longer than most when hiking because of all the stopping I do to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. We parked on the north side ...

Dells of the Wisconsin River Natural Area from the Chapel Gorge Trail Canyon beach

Hiking The Chapel Gorge Trail

Hiking the Chapel Gorge Trail at the Dells of the Wisconsin River State Natural Area was amazing. The fall foliage was in full to late bloom.  The trees have shed many but not all of their leaves.  The ground was littered with wonderful shades of yellows, oranges, and browns. It's crazy the places that I ...

Bee Bluff and Camel Bluff at Mill Bluff Wisconsin State Park

Hiking at Mill Bluff

Hiking at Mill Bluff: I have been hiking at Mill Bluff Wisconsin State Park numerous times.  I grew up and have lived close by most of my life, except for a few years here and there. My childhood and adolescents weren't the best time in my life.  When I look back at my youth most of ...

Hiking Ableman’s Gorge

Hiking Ableman's Gorge Wisconsin State Natural Area: Hiking Ableman's Gorge was going to have to wait until after 2 pm that Sunday. My day job is spent as a bookkeeper at a grain elevator.  We are just beginning to get busy with harvest and that means working weekends.  Don't feel too bad for me, I ...

Hiking Gibraltar Rock IAT

Hiking Gibraltar Rock Segment of the Ice Age Trail: Friday afternoon when I got off work my husband and I headed to Gibraltar Rock Segment of the IAT.  We had never hiked this section of the Ice Age Trail, I had seen some beautiful photos of this area, so I was excited to get out ...

Hiking at Governor Dodge

Hiking at Governor Dodge Wisconsin State Park: The Stephens' Falls and Lost Canyon Trail. There are many hiking trails at Governor Dodge State Park (park map).  We started Sunday morning by heading down The Stephens' Falls Trail.  Then we hiked The Lost Canyon Trail. The Stephens' Falls Hike: The Stephens' Falls Trail is amazing, it ...

Stewardship group photo

National Public Lands Day Stewardship

Saturday, September 22nd was National Public Lands Day. We got up early Saturday morning to volunteer for a stewardship event on National Public Lands Day.  My family and I signed up on the REI website a couple of weeks earlier for this stewardship.  REI Outreach and The Ice Age Trail Alliance were hosting a group of volunteers to help rid a portion ...

The Ranger Point

Beginning The Ranger Point: After hiking around Amnicon Falls, my friend and I went out for lunch.  She told me about chaperoning her 8-year-old daughter's class trip to a wildlife refuge.  The Ranger explained to the children how to behave while out on the hike, which included The Ranger Point. The next evening when I was ...