• Zen Forest


    Charlie and I headed out for another day of snowshoeing. I think I'm addicted! It's so nice to be able to get out in the woods when the trails are deep with... Read more

    Posted on 16 January 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Snow Shoeing

    Snow Shoeing

    At the end of December, I signed up to win a pair of Redfeather snowshoes on a Discover Wisconsin Facebook promotion. Part of the entry requirement was... Read more

    Posted on 15 January 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Zero Degrees

    Zero Degrees

    Temps have been sub-zero for the past week and we've been severely limiting our time outside. Charlie runs out to do her potty business in the backyard and... Read more

    Posted on 08 January 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • #OptOutside


    Charlie and I didn't get to go hiking yesterday in honor of OptOutside, the movement intended to replace Black Friday shopping with spending time outdoors, sinc... Read more

    Posted on 26 November 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Sometimes You Need a Break

    Sometimes Need Break

    With colder weather arriving and the beginning of gun-deer season this weekend, Charlie and I are taking a short break from hiking. Read more

    Posted on 20 November 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • New Wood Segment ~ Ice Age Trail

    Wood Segment Trail

    This post is a little out of order since we hiked it back in mid-September... and apparently I forgot to write it up! That's what happens when you're busy... Read more

    Posted on 19 November 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • My Birthday Girl

    Birthday Girl

    Today is Charlie's birthday! Hard to believe she's 6 years old already... where has the time gone! She's become such a part of my life that it's hard to remembe... Read more

    Posted on 03 October 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Parrish Hills Segment ~ Ice Age Trail

    Parrish Hills Segment Trail

    A couple of weeks ago, on September 11th, Charlie and I were going through our normal lazy Sunday morning routine... coffee and breakfast while watching CBS... Read more

    Posted on 24 September 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Mondeaux Esker Segment, Part 2

    Mondeaux Esker Segment, Part

    Charlie and I hiked the Western side of the Mondeaux Esker Segment almost a year ago. I had meant to come back to hike the other side and do some camping earlie... Read more

    Posted on 04 September 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Wood Lake Segment ~ Revisited

    Wood Lake Segment Revisited

    It's been a few years since Charlie and I have been on the Wood Lake Segment of the Ice Age Trail. Back in November 2013, we did a bit of the trail around the... Read more

    Posted on 24 August 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Kettlebowl Segment - Ice Age Trail

    Kettlebowl Segment Trail

    Embracing my adventurous spirit, Charlie and I embarked on our longest hike of the year on Monday. Having taken a "mental health" day from work, I decided my... Read more

    Posted on 10 August 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Field Editing & Musings on Love

    Field Editing Musings Love

    Charlie and I have been staying close to home and hiking our "usual" trails for most of the summer. I've been busy with work and Charlie's getting a bit older... Read more

    Posted on 09 August 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Hiking in the Rain

    Hiking Rain

    We took a deliberate walk in the rain today up on the trails of Rib Mountain. The pitter-patter of rain drops bounced off my pink rain jacket while we sloshed... Read more

    Posted on 07 June 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Stick? Log? Same Difference.

    Stick? Log? Same Difference.

    We took a long evening walk on the River Edge Parkway along the Wisconsin River tonight... all the way down through Whitewater Park, around Fern Island and... Read more

    Posted on 01 June 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • A Day Off To Reconnect With Nature

    Reconnect With Nature

    It's no secret that Americans work too much. I've read several articles stating that we don't get as much vacation as other countries and when we actually do us... Read more

    Posted on 09 May 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Mother's Day @ Grandfather Falls (with Recipe!)

    Mother's Grandfather Falls (with Recipe!)

    To avoid another Mother's Day Mishap like what happened last year, I decided to take my mom to Grandfather Falls today. I knew I could let her relax along the... Read more

    Posted on 08 May 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • I Hiked Today...

    Hiked Today...

    I hiked today. I hiked today for all the people who are no longer with us. I hiked today for all the people who are physically incapable of hiking. Read more

    Posted on 01 May 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Hiking Friends

    Hiking Friends

    Charlie's fear-aggression toward other dogs often leaves her without dog-friends to play with. Fortunately I had the luck of meeting a great neighbor last year... Read more

    Posted on 01 May 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Charlie's Choice

    Charlie's Choice

    Unexpected results present themselves when you allow your dog to make the choice of where you walk. Sometimes, to shake up the routine of our weekday walks, I... Read more

    Posted on 30 April 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Rib Mountain State Park

    Mountain State Park

    This post has been a long time coming. Rib Mountain State Park is practically in my backyard and Charlie and I have hiked there several times, but for some... Read more

    Posted on 25 April 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK