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Fall colors make for fine hike

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Russ Helwig | October 22, 2013

On Tuesday, we had a short hike around Lake La Grange. The trail was wet from light rain but the scenery was beautiful as always.

Ellen Davis had other commitments for the Wednesday walk, so I replaced her on the short hike.  Twelve of us, including an enthusiastic new person to the group and two canine companions, hiked around Lake La Grange where we had hiked the evening before. There was a slight mist in the air as we started that quit shortly thereafter. It was a delightful hike with the tall grass prairie and beautiful lake highlighting the walk.

Near the north end of the lake we stopped by a bench with a view to enjoy the scenery.

A bit farther along there is another bench located near a point on the lake. We walked to the point for a close up view while the dogs enjoyed retrieving tennis balls which their master tossed into the lake.

The long distance walk was as follows, reported by Marvin Herman:

With the temperature around 50 degrees and a light drizzle falling on the U.S. Highway 12 meeting place, 18 long hikers, led this day by Norwin Watson, opted to travel to the Scuppernong Ski Trails north of Ottawa Lake in Jefferson County.

We reassembled at the parking lot and, the rain having abated, we commenced to hike the four-mile Green Trail in the reverse direction for a few miles. We then connected to the Ice Age Trail and followed it back to the parking lot, a total distance of 5.3 miles of undulating trail.

All agreed that it was a fine hike and well worth the extra miles of driving. Sixteen of the hikers then repaired to the Sunnyside Up restaurant near Dousman for lunch and conversation.
 
Happy Trekking,

Russ
 



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