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Why I Started Blogging

Why I Started Blogging: While getting ready for work in the morning I often listen to my Amazon Echo (†Amazon Affiliate Link).  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hiking at Copper Falls

Hiking at Copper Falls is a great way to spend the weekend.  After arriving at Copper Falls Wisconsin State Park on Saturday afternoon, we set up camp and hiked the Doughboys' Trail.  On Sunday morning we were up at the crack of dawn, not moving very quickly, but up none the less.  We brought our jet boil ...

Camping at Copper Falls

Camping at Copper Falls Wisconsin State Park has always been a good time.  They have a backpacking site that is coveted and reserved months in advance.  Copper Falls also has four tent campsites that are very nice and set back from the road.  Unlike the RV campsites, they are a bit of hike in but ...