Snowshoe Hiking at Mirror Lake

Snowshoeing Mirror Lake Wisconsin State Park: Snowshoeing Mirror Lake on a 50-degree day in January, crazy.  Fifty degrees in January is almost unheard of for Wisconsin.  The sun was shining and I was able to leave work early. Today was going to be a good day! Out of Commision: Due to a pinched sciatic nerve, I have ...

Dells of The Eau Claire River waterfalls

Hiking Dells Of The Eau Claire River

Hiking Dells Of The Eau Claire River: I decided I wanted to go somewhere new for our hike on Sunday.  I have been compiling a list of hiking trails throughout Wisconsin that we have not yet hiked, a lot of them I didn't even know existed.  Hiking Dells Of The Eau Claire River has been ...

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Why I Started Blogging

Why I Started Blogging: While getting ready for work in the morning I often listen an audio book or Ted talk.  On this particular morning in mid-June, I listened to a Ted talk on how to become a happier person.  A woman had been trying to teach her son that giving can make a person happier ...

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 ...