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Weekly Walk: Weather cooperates for hikers
Weekly Walk: Weather cooperates for hikers
Eleven of us carpooled to the Nordic trailhead to hike the green and red trails last week Tuesday.  The longer 3.7-mile hike led by Norwin Watson and seven others separated from the rest of us at the green and red trail intersection. It was a nice...
Weekly Walk: Abundant wildflowers, a hole on the path, and a big, black snake
Weekly Walk: Abundant wildflowers, a hole on the path, and a big, black snake
Last week Tuesday, eight of us and a small canine companion on a short leash hiked from our meeting place southwest on the Ice Age Trail toward Esterly Road and returned on the same path for a four-mile walk. The path was in good shape although there...
Weekly Walk: Blooming wildflowers attracting plenty of butterflies
Weekly Walk: Blooming wildflowers attracting plenty of butterflies
After a few days of hot and muggy weather and some heavy rain, a cold front went through last week Tuesday afternoon. This brought out the sun and lowered the temperature and humidity and made for a very enjoyable short hike.We decided to...
Weekly Walk: Wildlflowers, wild raspberries and a couple of green herons
Weekly Walk: Wildlflowers, wild raspberries and a couple of green herons
Marvin Herman writes:Fourteen hikers, a huge number for a Tuesday hike, met at the U.S. Highway 12 meeting place last week Tuesday, on a day which followed substantial rain in the area the night before. Five of the...
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...