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Weekly Walk: Winter's fluctuations make for interesting walks
Weekly Walk: Winter's fluctuations make for interesting walks
Ellen Davis writes:
Weekly Walk: Winter hikes, poetry, and a word from Russ
Weekly Walk: Winter hikes, poetry, and a word from Russ
Dear Weekly Walk readers,Our weekly walks started in March 2002 and these reports have been coming out nearly every week since that time.  The number of participants has steadily increased over the years, and our regular walkers have...
Weekly Walk: Cold temps no match for willing hikers
Weekly Walk: Cold temps no match for willing hikers
Ellen Davis serves as walk reporter this week.Norwin Watson writes:One other brave soul showed up to walk on this 8-degree day last Tuesday. We looked at each other and asked, “Yes or no?” The...
Weekly Walk: Winter hiking garb ranges from long underwear to fleece-lined jeans
Weekly Walk: Winter hiking garb ranges from long underwear to fleece-lined jeans
The temperature finally dropped to a more seasonal level this week, with both Tuesday and Wednesday beginning the day in the single digits with a brisk breeze. This did not deter our well-prepared weekly hikers....Norwin Watson...
Weekly Walk: Christmas Eve hike leads to silver star
Weekly Walk: Christmas Eve hike leads to silver star
Our unseasonably warm weather was still holding into this fourth week of December.  Norwin Watson reported that seven hikers and a dog participated in the Tuesday sunset hike around Lake La Grange, enjoying a balmy 41 degrees.
Weekly Walk: Bounding deer, blaze orange and ice cleats
Weekly Walk: Bounding deer, blaze orange and ice cleats
I did not attend the Tuesday walk last week, but Norwin reported that four hikers and a canine companion walked around Lake LaGrange on Ice Age Trail and horse trails. They found the 28-degree weather damp and cloudy. The trails were icy in spots.
Weekly Walk: December provides cool views, crisp hikes
Weekly Walk: December provides cool views, crisp hikes
Five hearty hikers started out last week Tuesday to walk around Lake LaGrange in the clockwise direction. We found the trail bare wherever it was exposed to direct sunlight during the day. On the north side of the hill the path was snow covered with...
Weekly Walk: Tracks in the snow
Weekly Walk: Tracks in the snow
Norwin led the walk last week Tuesday as I could not hike this day.   Marvin Herman writes: Ten long hikers departed U.S. Highway 12 meeting place and carpooled to Lapham Peak Unit of Kettle Morraine State...
Weekly Walk: A little snow makes for a wonderful hike
Weekly Walk: A little snow makes for a wonderful hike
Three hikers walked around Lake LaGrange last week Tuesday. I did not join them but reports were verbally given to me by the participants. They found the lake frozen over except for the spring hole near Kangaroo Walk.It was a pleasant walk...
Weekly Walk: Migrating cranes another sign of fall
Weekly Walk: Migrating cranes another sign of fall
Five of us walked around Lake LaGrange via Ice Age Trail and horse trails last week Tuesday.  It was cold and cloudy but comfortable hiking weather. The sun set as we hiked even though we could not see it. There were patches of ripples on the water...