It FINALLY was starting to feel like spring in Wisconsin and I couldn’t wait to get out and hike. I was on a mission to find some spring wildflowers.
Maybe it’s muddy, maybe you don’t have time to drive far or maybe hitting a dirt trail isn’t your thing, you can still get outside and explore Milwaukee! This trail follows Lake Michigan and goes past iconic Milwaukee architecture.
So, this could have been called “A Tale of Two Boots” or even “How do I clean my hiking boots when one has been completely submerged in mud?” Because yep, that’s what happened.
There was a TON of snow that melted from last weekend and we were looking for a segment that had a lot of open area, hoping it would be somewhat dry. This trail exceeded my expectations!
We started the hike and early on, there were hills all around us. We were walking on a ridge and I was so excited, hoping this hilly landscape would stay with us for the duration.
Another sunny day and I couldn’t wait to get out and hike. Forecast promised highs in the mid-40’s and after the early frigid February, I was ready!
Aaaah! Forecast called for a sunny day so we sought the most open trail we had been on yet. With open prairie most of the trail, the sun felt amazing.
Did you ever notice how many F words describe the cold? Frigid, frosty, frozen, freezing, frost and yes….February!
It was 13 degrees and the “feels like” was -3. So, the weekend 5 was here, no plans, no excuses not go…except for the cold.
Whoooosh! The wind smacked us in the face until we could make the first turn onto the Ice Age Trail.