Bagley Rapids Falls

Bagley Rapids - View above falls looking downstream

Final stop today was at Bagley Rapids Recreation Area in Mountain, Wisconsin. I’ve been here in the past but wanted to explore a bit further downstream as there might be other rapids in the area. Rather than starting in the campground I tried a different route from the south off an unnamed forest service road … Read more

Slippery Rock Falls / Chute Pond County Park

Chute Pond County Park – View of Slippery Rock Falls from the bottom

While in Mountain I stopped for a quick lunch and sized up my route. Weather is still great and it’s only just past mid-day. Next stop is at Chute Pond County Park for…you guessed it…another waterfall. This one is super easy to reach via the park’s flat walking trail. Start off at the dam and … Read more

Baldwin Creek Falls

Baldwin Creek Falls - View of the falls from below

I left Crivitz and drove a little ways westward to Mountain, Wisconsin in search of new falls I have not yet visited. I’m also itching to get some hiking miles under foot as I’ve been sitting and driving for far too long. Up next is the Baldwin Creek Trail to see Baldwin Creek Falls. There … Read more

Thunder River Fish Hatchery Falls

Thunder River Fish Hatchery - View of waterfall

Continuing along in Marinette county, my next stop was a waterfall that is clearly visible online but I had never heard of before. I started by driving to the Thunder River Fish Hatchery which is a DNR property that originally reared brown trout for Lake Michigan. It was closed in 2016 due to a change … Read more

High Falls & Spillway

High Falls in Crivitz, Wisconsin

Lost all of yesterday from the yellowjacket sting and still feeling crappy this morning, however I am not letting it stop me. Too many great places to visit – starting with this morning’s first feature at High Falls & Spillway in Crivitz, Wisconsin. Access is very easy – just park at the High Falls Dam … Read more

2021 Wisconsin Fall Trip Start: Stung Upper Lip

An example of the yellowjacket that got me. Nest of them on my campsite.

Welcome to the start of my 2021 Wisconsin road trip. The past few years this has been my go-to choice for longer trips, and frankly there is no place I’d rather be than in the big woods in fall when the colors are changing. This year started off poorly but by the end became quite … Read more

mewithoutYou @ Thalia Hall

mewithoutYou @ Thalia Hall, Chicago IL on The "Farewell" Tour May 10, 2022

All good things must come to an end. Not even my favorite band mewithoutYou can escape that fate. At least in this case it’s a very soft goodbye as they open the “Farewell” Tour right here in Chicago at Thalia Hall with openers Tigers Jaw. Thalia Hall Originally built in 1892 and modeled after an … Read more

Big Spring Creek (2022)

Big Spring Creek - Spring water cascading down the rocks

My turkey hunt was going nowhere fast today. After striking out at Governor Dodge State Park I fueled up, took a short midday nap, and drove around in search of new public lands with favorable terrain. Along the way I ended up at a familiar destination at Big Springs Fishery Area in Highland, Wisconsin. Here’s … Read more

Governor Dodge – 2022 Spring Turkey Hunt Fail

Governor Dodge State Park - Sunset over Cox Hollow Lake

For this year’s Wisconsin spring turkey hunting season I drew a tag for period C in the southwest zone 1 region. I was behind in preparation and only had the weekend so I figured to go where I already have some knowledge. Headed to Governor Dodge State Park in Dodgeville, Wisconsin which also allowed me … Read more

Russian Circles @ Lincoln Hall

Russian Circles – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL on April 10, 2022 – Blood Year tour

Picked up tickets to see Russian Circles at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL sometime back in October 2021. Shows were originally scheduled for January but due to an injury to someone in the band it got rescheduled for April 2022 and the two shows were combined into one. One silver lining is that COVID-19 infection/hospitalization … Read more