mewithoutYou @ Concord Music Hall

Concord Music Hall - mewithoutYou

Was able to see my favorite band mewithoutYou again January 2020 at Concord Music Hall in Chicago, IL during Thrice’s 15 year anniversary tour for the album “Vheissu”. Venue has a no camera policy so everything was taken in potato vision from my iPhone 8. Best photo was before the show during sound checks when … Read more mewithoutYou @ Concord Music Hall

Safari Shoot @ West Allis Bowmen

Safari Shoot @ West Allis Bowmen - Tiger target

My friend Erin twisted my arm into shooting the Safari Shoot at West Allis Bowmen and I’m glad she did. This is a great event for archers of all ages with some extremely unique and fun targets. How unique, you ask? See exhibit A: the hippo-bear-dog-man-bear-pig? Lots of more realistic animal targets but maybe one … Read more Safari Shoot @ West Allis Bowmen

Catfish Days @ Trempealeau, WI

Trempeauleau, WI - James Allen Reed statue

While on my way back to camp at Perrot State Park, I was surprised to find a summer celebration in downtown Trempealeau, Wisconsin called the Catfish Days Festival. Nothing was waiting for me back at camp and I’ve learned to never pass up a good catfish sandwich so I stopped to check things out for … Read more Catfish Days @ Trempealeau, WI

Miscauno Falls [Failed]

Miscauno Club - Private Property

Miscauno Falls is located in Beecher, Wisconsin however it is locked on private property within the Miscauno Club.  I visited anyway to see if there is contact information posted but found nothing besides a big red gate.  Doesn’t appear there is any easy public access to this area.  Failed but including on my blog for … Read more Miscauno Falls [Failed]

Fenley State Recreation Area

Fenley State Recreation Area

In my quest to visit all Wisconsin State Parks I visited the relatively unknown Fenley State Recreation Area near Kieler, Wisconsin. Unfortunately there was nothing to see on this day as the Sinnipee Creek has overflowed & flooded the small dirt parking area.  Might be good for whitetail hunting due to the seclusion but doesn’t appear … Read more Fenley State Recreation Area

Stephens Falls

Governor Dodge State Park - Stephens Falls

Not far away from Cox Hollow Lake Falls and still within Governor Dodge State Park is the easily accessible Stephens Falls. Another small flow can be seen running down the cliff side directly next to the main falls. Unfortunately we didn’t spend much time here as some other park guests were picking flowers, destroying sensitive … Read more Stephens Falls

Cox Hollow Lake Falls

Cox Hollow Lake - Cox Hollow Lake Falls

Memorial Day morning was threatening rain but that didn’t stop us from getting in a few short hikes.  First one of the day was Cox Hollow Lake Falls at Governor Dodge State Park.  From the trail we first saw the lake spillway but that isn’t why we are here. Clouds above Cox Hollow Lake are … Read more Cox Hollow Lake Falls

Cave Of The Mounds

Cave Of The Mounds - Endless Tunnel

Thanks to Devils Lake being jam packed with people coming in for Memorial Day we were in search for alternative things to do.  It was a beautiful day for a drive though so we went a bit out of the way to visit Cave Of The Mounds. After a short video presentation (vintage 1990 VHS … Read more Cave Of The Mounds

Gibraltar Rock

Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area

Our short ferry ride across Lake Wisconsin was specifically because it’s the fastest way to reach Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area from the north.  This is also a section along the Ice Age Trail. The trail is mainly pine and cedar but has a wide variation depending on where you are.  Trails today were quite … Read more Gibraltar Rock

Merrimac Ferry

Merrimac Ferry - Crossing Lake Wisconsin

Leaving Parfreys Glen we took the free Merrimac Ferry across Lake Wisconsin.  Weather was nearly perfect with some sun & fluffy clouds.  The water is very deep & dark blue in color here. Nearby you can see the old railroad bridge that crosses the lake/river.  Not much time to take photos but it was a … Read more Merrimac Ferry