Baird Creek Waterfall

Baird Creek - Upper & larger of the two falls in this area

Re-visiting Baird Creek county park in Green Bay, Wisconsin because according to multiple sources I missed the larger waterfall on my first trip in autumn 2018. This time I parked further east on Baird Creek Road near the I-43 overpass. Trails are clearly marked with “No Trespassing” signs at the railroad bridge crossing the creek … Read more Baird Creek Waterfall

Copper Culture State Park

Copper Culture State Park - Trail to Indian Cemetery

One of the lesser-known historical sites in our state, Copper Culture State Park is just a short drive north from Green Bay located in Oconto, Wisconsin. This is also one of the smaller state parks but does contain some short hiking trails and a volunteer-staffed museum inside an old farmhouse with relics and information on … Read more Copper Culture State Park

December Falls

Devil's Lake State Park - December Falls

Ironically the terrible rainy weather created perfect conditions to visit an ephemeral waterfall called December Falls (sometimes referred to as Roznos Falls). I visited on both Saturday & Sunday and as you can see 1 inch of rain makes a big difference. To find the falls, hike north on the Ice Age Trail / East … Read more December Falls

East Bluff Falls

Devil's Lake State Park - East Bluff Falls

Weather forecasts today were calling for 100% guaranteed rain all day with accumulation around 1″ so naturally I thought it would be perfect to explore Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Turns out this was a great strategy as the usual massive summertime crowds were nowhere to be found. Hiking conditions were less than … Read more East Bluff Falls

Durward’s Glen Waterfall

Durward's Glen - Primary view of the falls from downstream

Took a weekend trip up around Baraboo in mid May in search of some new falls within Durward’s Glen, a privately owned spiritual retreat and conference center that is open to the public. It’s definitely quite remote but has some nice hiking trails and is located in a very quiet spot tucked into the Driftless … Read more Durward’s Glen Waterfall

Wisconsin Spring Turkey Hunt 2020

Wisconsin Spring Turkey Hunt 2020

Spring turkey season was finally here and I was able to take off an extra day for some fun in the woods! Since I have never hunted turkey before I was going in partially blind, but I did some road scouting at the start of April and decided to focus my attention around Yellowstone Lake … Read more Wisconsin Spring Turkey Hunt 2020

Lead Free Shotgun Patterning @ McMiller Sports Center

McMiller Sports Center - Fancy-pants Instagram photoshoot at shotgun patterning range

During winter I applied & was successfully awarded a tag for spring turkey hunting in Wisconsin. Now that spring was knocking on the door it was time to sort out my gear. I’ve never hunted turkey before so this was all new but an exciting challenge to embark on. The more daunting task was trying … Read more Lead Free Shotgun Patterning @ McMiller Sports Center

2019 Root River Paddle Challenge

2019 Root River Paddle Challenge

Picked up a kayak this year to push further into my Wisconsin waterfall search.  For my inaugural paddle I had some friends convince me to join the Root River Paddle Challenge.  Thanks to high water levels this was a pretty easy 6.5 mile float even for a noob like me.  Only took video using my … Read more 2019 Root River Paddle Challenge

Kettle Moraine State Forest – Pike Lake Unit #optoutside

Kettle Moraine Pike Lake Unit - Panorama From Powder Hill Observation Tower

Black Friday shopping madness?  Nope!  Once again I decided to #optoutside and burn off the turkey and pie.  This year’s hike was part of an event hosted by the Ice Age Trail Alliance at the Kettle Moraine State Forest – Pike Lake Unit. Part of this hike was a segment of the Ice Age Trail.  … Read more Kettle Moraine State Forest – Pike Lake Unit #optoutside

Richard Bong SRA – June part Deux

Richard Bong - Green trail view of Wolf Lake

It’s nearly July and I haven’t taken time off longer than a weekend trip.  Gotta fix that pronto, all work and no play makes Homer something something.  With the upcoming 4th holiday week I’m packing up and leaving for a few weeks.  First step: practice run at nearby Richard Bong State Recreation Area.  I hiked … Read more Richard Bong SRA – June part Deux