Annual Birthday Adventure

My birthday is coming up, and it’s become a tradition for me to go adventuring 🙂  I celebrated this year by doing an overnight on the Ice Age Trail that crosses Wisconsin (and taking a couple days off work to recooperate and catch up on chores).  Pike Lake was a gorgeous area to explore and…

Ice Age Trail – Scuppernog Segment

Finished the Scuppernog Segment yesterday. The map calls it 5.5 miles, but we took sidetrips to visit the campsite, a spring, and the Ottawa trailhead for a water/bathroom break. The fitbit counted it as 22,445 steps, for 9.22 miles. This one was the most challenging so far with tons of hills. The guidebook described them…

Ice Age Trail – Eagle Segment

My mother and I spent our Mother’s Day weekend time together hiking the Eagle Segment of the Ice Age Trail. We logged 7.5 miles and took about 4 hours and had a great time! Itty bitty spring Brady’s Rocks – where the original owner quarried dolomite

Ice Age Trail – Stony Ridge Segment

I’ve been toying the idea of making it a long term goal to do every segment of the Ice Age Trail and today I decided to start. I picked the Stony Ridge Segment that isn’t too far away and was short enough for a day hike, when you double the distance considering I’ll be walking…

Second Annual Birthday Adventure

I started a new tradition recently of doing an outdoor adventure weekend for my birthday. This year I chose one of the remote backpacking sites at Rock Island State Park to head out to. It was 200 miles, 2 ferry rides, and 1.75 miles of backpacking away 😀 This was while waiting for the second…