°

Home  » Blogs  » Community Blogs  » Weekly Walk

Summer flowers, berries--even a turtle--brighten hikes
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...
Walks full of wild flowers
Walks full of wild flowers
Last Tuesday, eight of us hiked around beautiful Lake LaGrange, going counterclockwise starting out on the horse trail and ending on the Ice Age Trail.The corn was just coming up on the field by the east end of the hike.We...
June is abloom along the IAT
June is abloom along the IAT
Marvin Herman writes of last Tuesday's short walk: On a warm and muggy afternoon, three regular Tuesday hikers welcomed Nelda Bergsten, who has been absent from the group for many years and rejoined it for today's walk. Rain threatened...
Warm weather, beautiful scenery on IAT
Warm weather, beautiful scenery on IAT
Norwin Watson led six hikers on this walk last Tuesday which was a quick trek around Lake LaGrange. He did not have much to report other than wild geraniums in bloom and a fisherman in a kayak on the lake enjoying the weather.Norwin led...
It's the blooming season
It's the blooming season
Hikers find a variety of wildflowers blooming along the Ice Age Trail.