Baxter’s Hollow Rapids

Baxter's Hollow Rapids

Darkness was setting in as I reached the final stop on the weekend’s adventure. I had not expected water levels on Otter Creek to be flowing quite so well at Baxter’s Hollow, but I frantically scrambled to get some photos before I was completely out of light. So after driving to the end of Stones … Read more

Wisconsin River Overland Tour

Wisconsin River Overland Tour - Tacoma glamor shots

Leaving Wyalusing and heading home, a few of us decided to take an alternate route called the Wisconsin River Overland Tour, or WROT for short. It was shared to us by a TacomaWorld forum member but was un-verified by anyone in our group, and there isn’t much info about it online. A couple of the … Read more

Potosi Point

Potosi Point - Bald eagle flying back towards shore with a fresh fish catch

The endpoint of this weekend’s group expedition was at Potosi Point, a small peninsula that sticks out into the Mississippi River and has a small boat launch at the end. Our group of Toyotas broke into two groups to start the day to keep our length on the trails manageable. Group #1 arrived first and … Read more

Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail – Lansing to Potosi

Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail - Flexing shenanigans at graffiti rock on Dugway Road

Starting off from Mount Hosmer Park in Lansing, Iowa, our goal today was to explore the southern section of the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail. This is a popular route leading over gravel roads and through scenic areas of the “driftless region”. This is definitley not a comprehensive photo journal of the trip, just some shots … Read more

Mount Hosmer Park

Mount Hosmer Park - Views across the Mississippi River valley

Heading out from camp at Wyalusing State Park we quickly encountered some ominus rain clouds. We often joke that it wouldn’t be one of our normal outings if rain wasn’t involved (oh, if you only knew how true this is). Today we were actually welcoming precipitation to keep down the dust on gravel roads. Crossing … Read more

Canoecopia 2023

Canoecopia 2023 - Wide view of main exhibit floor

Ever since I started paddling a couple years back I’ve wanted to attend Canoecopia in Madison, Wisconsin. The pandemic had other plans, but thankfully in 2023 it’s back on track. Originally I planned to attend both weekend days but ended up only going Sunday due to unforseen delays. I didn’t get to see as many … Read more

Silver Lake Kayak Lap (July ’22)

Sunset while paddling Silver Lake in a Dagger Alchemy 14.0L kayak

Came across a good deal for a used kayak that seems to fit my needs. Wasn’t expecting this and I wasn’t even actively looking for another kayak but sometimes when things fall together like this you have to jump on the opportunity. Drove down to Evanston, Illinois and made a deal. It’s a 2014 Dagger … Read more

WI Pipeline Off-Roading (June ’22)

Tacoma Off-roading - Overhead drone shot of the group (photo credit Camerasandcoffee of Tacoma World)

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