While out on a hike, I noticed a feather on the trail and picked it up. From some kind of sparrow maybe?
As I walked along the trail carrying the feather, I pondered how much of its existence was spent flying through the air. When I got to the trail’s observation tower, I thought it would be appropriate to put the feather back in the sky where it belonged (well, as high as I could place it). So I left it perched on the railing of the tower.
Today marks the 40th Anniversary of the Ice Age Trail becoming an official National Scenic Trail. The other day, I hiked a portion of the trail in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest.
Continue reading Ice age trail, early autumn
Got caught in a brief downpour while hiking the U.W. Arboretum. Luckily, I wasn’t too far from the boardwalk shelter when it started.
Continue reading A damp hike
“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – John Muir
I spent an afternoon hiking a segment of the Ice Age Trail, in the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest.
Continue reading On the Ice Age Trail
Some popular Wisconsin and National parks have seen crowds of people lately, making it difficult to maintain that social distancing during the current pandemic. Hoping to avoid that, I took advantage of the nice day by driving to a lesser known spot, New Glarus Woods State Park.
Continue reading Maintaing distance, outside
Experts are recommending social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak. What better way to practice that than out in nature? Had a nice hike at Lake Kegonsa State Park this afternoon. It was a bit cool out, but the sunshine was wonderful.
Yesterday’s warm, sunny weather sent me on a hike through Governor Nelson State Park.
I hiked up to the top of Gibraltar Rock today. After 11 days of overcast skies, it sure was wonderful seeing the sun out there.
Continue reading Winter views from Gibraltar Rock