Tag: hiking

Nov 21

Wisconsin’s “Up North”

Our traveling has been somewhat limited this year but we did manage to go for a 3 day trip ‘up north’. Those of you in WI know just what that means J  We drove through some great little towns since we took the back roads. On the way up we stopped at the Horicon Marsh  to check out this guy!!  All made of rebar.Mammoth

We wound our way on to Wautoma to see this Ghost House!!  DSC02198

Our friends in Wausau have a lovely old farm with a barn that just lends itself beautifully to photography don’t you think?  DSC02234

Wausau’s Monk Gardens are a work in progress and offer a lovely series of meditational pathways along with some geocaching. DSC02247


On our way back home we visited the StevensPoint Sculpturepark  .  How nice to be able to enjoy nature and art while you walk!  One of my favorites was this Swift Nesting Chimney. DSC02274

Oct 12

Golden Days of Fall…….

It was the perfect morning for geocaching. Warm in the sun, sparkling blue sky and vibrant orange and yellow leaves falling all around us.  Today our goal was to find 2 more caches in the park; one of them is the first ever placed in Wisconsin. And we did succeed – a stellar geocaching day!  On a little side trail we found a 2-seater swing just perfect for looking out over a hidden pond.IMG_2338

Jul 07

Summer Vacation – Iceland!

We spent some time in Iceland recently and i cannot tell you how stunning the country is. I wasn’t really sure what to expect but I had looked at LOTS of brochures and been on the internet for hours planning it all out. We knew we were looking for adventure and figured we would focus on volcanoes, waterfalls, geysers and glaciers. They certainly have so much to offer in the way of outdoor activity!  So I bought a new pair of hiking boots, grabbed my backpack out of the closet and off we went!  Here are just a few of the things we saw….

Oct 09

Wisconsin in Fall – Pike Lake State Park

The Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is in the middle of the Kettle Moraine, a strip of glacial landforms which extends through southeastern Wisconsin to Lake Winnebago. This provides for a beautiful glacial remnant landscape of kames, kettles, and eskers.  Such a beautiful area to live in and brings back many fond memories of when my kids were young and we would picnic and swim at the lake. They even had an inflatable yellow boat that provided much fun! I recently hiked the trail to the top of Powder Hill and then decided to go to the top of the Obeservation Tower. What an awesome view!!  Here’s the link to the site – stop and visit!!      http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/pikelake/


Beginning the climb …….dappled sunlight







So who lives in here???




Tower Plaque

The challenge……   🙂 esp.when you don’t like heights!



Halfway up… or down??









Tower ShadowWow – what views!!







At the end of the trail coming home I saw this farmer struggling up the hill with huge bales of hay.

It was a wonderful day