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

WI Pipeline Off-roading June ’22

Tacoma Off-roading - Posing for glamour shots on the trail

Back in summer of 2020 I bought a Toyota Tacoma with the intention of being able to explore deeper into places that my other cars & small SUVs wouldn’t allow. After over a year of maintenance, planning, and building it up I was able to join a group from the Tacoma World forums on a … Read more

2020 Elk Hunt @ New Mexico Gila Wilderness

Looking north across Snow Lake from the Continental Divide Trail

Finally I had arrived in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness! It was a long drive and I completely underestimated how long the final stretch would take but I made it in one piece. Had to take a few glamour shots of the new-to-me Toyota Tacoma that handled the terrain like a champ. These photos were at … Read more

Cochise Stronghold

Cochise Stronghold - Approaching the stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains

Leaving Chiricahua National Monument I didn’t have much of a plan other than heading west. Instead I decided to pick something randomly on the map that looked interesting and check it out. And that’s how I ended up at Cochise Stronghold in Cochise, Arizona. Took a quick photo from a distance on the desolate entrance … Read more

Chiricahua National Monument – Echo Canyon / Rhyolite Canyon Trails

Chiricahua National Monument – Pinnacles along the Echo Canyon Trail

Cold temps and rowdy neighbords meant not much sleep last night but that was okay. I had planned to rise early anyways and take the shuttle to Echo Canyon for a hike back down to the visitor center. Was definitely a nice bonus riding the shuttle so I could watch the scenery go by and … Read more

Chiricahua National Monument – Sunset at Massai Point

Chiricahua National Monument - Sunset at Massai Point

Light was fading fast after hiking Sugarloaf Mountain so I drove just up to the end of Bonita Canyon Drive where it dead ends at the Massai Point Overlook. Many trails begin (or end) here and it’s quite a large parking lot offering near 360-degree views although not quite as unobstructed. Had a quick dinner … Read more

Chiricahua National Monument – Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

Chiricahua National Monument - Golden hour views from Sugarloaf Mountain trail

Might be a few days behind schedule but I finally made it to Chiricahua National Monument for actual hiking & exploration. To start the afternoon I slowed down a bit and just cruised through the park getting a lay of the land & soaking in the amazing scenery.  Eventually I booked a campsite and then … Read more

Chiricahua National Monument – First Attempt 2019

Storm clouds forming over Chiricahua Mountains

Spent the night in Sierra Vista, Arizona hanging out with my Dad who was on his own mini motorcycle vacation. Headed out in the morning with intention of visiting Coronado National Monument but it was windy, drizzling, and threatening rain all morning. Instead I decided to spend most of the day driving east-northeast. Passed through … Read more

Morgan Falls / St Peters Dome

St Peter's Dome - Amazing view across the forest

One of the most popular destinations in the entire state (and for good reason) is a 2-for-1 waterfall and panoramic view found at Morgan Falls & St. Peter’s Dome.  I stopped here last year but it was still closed due to storm damage – this year everything has been restored. Several new wooden bridges at … Read more

Second & Third Trestle Falls

Second Trestles Falls

Morning of the 5th now and it’s another rainy day but I’m not stopping.  Next attempt is at Second & Third Trestle Falls in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest just south of Mellen, Wisconsin. Lots of smaller rapids along the Bad River in this location.  Access is very difficult and I am not providing details – … Read more