Rock Island State Park – Part 1

Rock Island State Park - Taking the Karfi ferry

Breakfast on Washington Island was over.  I packed my backpack with enough gear for one night and took a ferry to Rock Island State Park at the farthest end of the Door Peninsula before it changes over to the UP.  I’m splitting this into several posts because I took tons of pictures – stay tuned … Read more Rock Island State Park – Part 1

Death Valley – Texas Springs Pt. 2

Death Valley - Stars over Texas Springs campground

Back at Texas Springs campground for one more night.  Tomorrow I had planned to check out a backcountry campsite but as usual plans change (more on that later).  Tent held up well until around midnight when the winds kicked up an started gusting to 40mph.  I was only able to pound 6 stakes and my … Read more Death Valley – Texas Springs Pt. 2

Wildcat Mountain State Park

Wildcat Mountain State Park - Night sky shot from Wildcat Mountain State Park site 106 over site 104

The second stop on my fall tour was Wildcat Mountain State Park.  I lost time trying to select a camping site and didn’t get much hiking in here, and instead of cranking out the mileage I did the short Observation Point Trail and watched the sun slowly fall beneath the horizon. Due to lack of … Read more Wildcat Mountain State Park

Mirror Lake State Park

Mirror Lake State Park - Northwest Trail

After leaving Iowa, I headed back towards central Wisconsin. My initial thought was to hit up Devils Lake, but after finding swarms of people & lack of camping I decided this was a bad idea for my spontaneous agenda. Drove around for a while searching for smaller lesser-known areas but my cell service cut out … Read more Mirror Lake State Park