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Weekly walk: Bounty of wildflowers, swallowtails and scenery along the trail
Weekly walk: Bounty of wildflowers, swallowtails and scenery along the trail
Eight adventurers hiked a combination of horse trail and Ice Age Trail in a counterclockwise route around Lake LaGrange last week Tuesday. Part way on the horse trails we split up with Norwin and others taking one path while I took the remainder on...
Weekly Walk: New hikers, a new crop of wildflowers and a few pesky bugs
Weekly Walk: New hikers, a new crop of wildflowers and a few pesky bugs
Nine of us carpooled to the Nordic trailhead on County Highway H last Tuesday to hike the orange trail.  We added the second blue loop to the walk to make the hike more than three miles.  This also added some scenic views from the ridge on the blue...
Weekly Walk: Cool, comfortable temps and plenty of wildflowers along the trails
Weekly Walk: Cool, comfortable temps and plenty of wildflowers along the trails
Marvin Herman writes:On a balmy Tuesday afternoon last week, eight hikers braved the mosquito-ridden trail for a hike around Lake LaGrange. Two of the hikers were spouses of regular hikers and walked at a slightly...
Weekly Walk: A 'good friend and fearless leader' along the Ice Age Trail
Weekly Walk: A 'good friend and fearless leader' along the Ice Age Trail
Eight of us started out walking around beautiful Lake LaGrange on a hot and humid afternoon last week Tuesday. We were happy to hear that the original weather forecast of possible severe weather during our walk had recently been changed to later in...
Weekly Walk: Summer flowers, berries--even a turtle--brighten hikes
Last week Tuesday's walk was a short walk around Lake LaGrange by ten eager hikers. We admired the wildflowers in the prairie and snacked on a few chokecherries which were growing along the trail. Those who sampled well ripened berries found them...
Blackberry bushes make for a delicious hike
Blackberry bushes make for a delicious hike
It seems that our Tuesday walks are a bit monotonous since we usually walk around Lake LaGrange. Last week Tuesday was no different, but we were reminded why we love this trail so much. The lake is beautiful with a variety of waterfowl, and the trail...
Flora and fauna filling the summertime trails
Flora and fauna filling the summertime trails
Marvin Herman writes:Seven hikers met at the U.S. Highway 12 meeting place last week Tuesday. There had been heavy storms in the area the night before and although there was a cool breeze, mosquitoes were abundant on the trails. We...
Hikers spot plenty of birds and blooms
Hikers spot plenty of birds and blooms
Six of us walked counterclockwise around Lake LaGrange on a hot and muggy afternoon last week Tuesday. I was surprised that the mosquitoes were not really aggressive. We did put on some DEET but were only attacked by a few insects while in heavy cover...
Teaching a new generation about the Ice Age Trail
Teaching a new generation about the Ice Age Trail
Five of us walked around Lake LaGrange on a hot afternoon in the mid-80s last week Tuesday.  It turned out to be a pleasant hike and I did not even have to use DEET for mosquitoes until we entered the woods after turning off the Ice Age Trail on the...
Receding rain, rhubarb cake, and Beulah Bog's flowers
Receding rain, rhubarb cake, and Beulah Bog's flowers
Fourteen of us drove from our meeting place to the Nordic trailhead to hike a few miles of trail last week Tuesday. Afterwards Marv Herman treated us to his wonderful rhubarb cake to help celebrate his 76th birthday, which was a couple days later in...