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Island Lake

Island Lake is a small body of water located south of Madison, Wisconsin in Dane County. Much of my youth was spent in and around Island Lake. Horseback riding, walking, swimming, hunting, (but oddly, never fishing) were all part of … Continue reading

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Memory Vault

The image may invoke or imply a number of things. But this abandoned silo found along the Verona Segment, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, is a memory vault for me. You can see the ladder on the roof by the … Continue reading

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That kid

It took only a few minutes for Peter to begin seeing the difference between a red raspberry and a ripe, black berry. The black berries are good, sweet and juicy. The red berries are still sour and tart not yet … Continue reading

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Symmetry and chaos

The majority of the time, I make only basic adjustments to my pictures. Usually only enough sliders to make the picture better reflect what I recall seeing when I took the picture. My recollections about a picture are no doubt … Continue reading

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A volunteer opportunity

Once in a while you get to use what you know for a good cause. This summer, the Ice Age Trail Alliance magazine Mammoth Tales, carries an article I did for them regarding a philanthropist. It was interesting to do … Continue reading

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Whenever I get around the sites and artifacts of ancient peoples, I’m conflicted with both wonder and rue. Aztalan State Park encompasses the ruins of a native American culture. Based on the Wikipedia accounts, some of the village’s wooden stockades … Continue reading

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Tune up hike

To get ready for the hiking season I decided to tune up with a hike around Lake Monona. The bike trail “Lake Loop” is listed at about 11 miles. My hike started at the central campus by the Animal Sciences … Continue reading

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Another 18 miles on the Ice Age

Seven plus hours on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail boiled down to a slice of instants. The hike started on the east side of Delafield and included the Hartland, Merton, and Monches trail segments and their connector routes. I … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Enchanted Forest

There’s a patch of hills and woods along Highway 12 south of Whitewater I’ve wondered about for years. The road passes through the area climbing a steep grade with the hills and trees pushed up to the shoulder. To me, … Continue reading

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Sixty four miles

Sixty four miles is the official distance. Filling out the paperwork will make it official, but I now have hiked the entire width of Rock County on the Ice Age Trail(IAT). The county IAT chapter lists the distance as 64 … Continue reading

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