Week 24: Dry Creek Bed in Colorado Pawnee Buttes!

Pawnee Buttes National Grassland by itself is a remarkable place to experience all on its own with unique buttes eroded in time jutting out of open grassland some majestic 300 feet tall. Yes man has left its mark on this beautiful area with windmills sporadically thrown about, frac mining and herds of cows literally roaming…

Week 7: Black River State Forest

After reliving our first backpacking trip with our toddler through all the photos and videos we decided to go back out and revisit the trails.

Week 6: NNWR again but making a new friend!

Week 6 of 52 Week Hike Challenge had Phoenix and I back at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge again but with a new face. Phoenix was super shy at first but eventually warmed up even giving the nice lady behind the desk a big smile. I had met this amazingly interesting girl through work and…

Week 5: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is one of my favorite places to visit with my son Phoenix. So easy to find being right of highway 21 between Tomah and Necedah.  Their visitor center is by far one of the best I have been to with so many hands on learning tools and very friendly staff. We…

*Trout Falls Pine View Campground Video*

Week 4 of 52 week hike challenge. Local campground hike that follows along the beautiful La Crosse River and Trout Falls!! Check out the my Week 4: Pine View Campground blog for the details. Start Living

*KVR Ice Caves Video*

Week 3 of 52 Week Hike Challenge featuring the Kickapoo Valley Reserves Ice Caves is live on our YouTube channel. There is a second set we still have to make it to. and definitely will because I totally fell in love with this area! Start Living  

Week 4: Pine View Campground Trails

Pine View Campground is located on a military base named Fort McCoy, off highway 21 in between Tomah and Sparta. Don’t stress you don’t have to go through any gates or anything its open to the general public and free of charge for hiking.

Week 3: KVR Ice Caves Part 1

Week 3 of 52 Week Hike Challenge                                                                        1/14/18-1/20/18 I am loving this hike challenge!! The anticipation of this hike was…

Week 2: Upper Hixon Forest

  Week 2 of 52 Week Hike Challenge                          1/7/18–1/13/18 After the stress of jury duty and running some errands it was finally time to go hiking. For the first time in awhile Jason and I got to go together with Phoenix on this…

52 Week Hike Challenge

Yes I am committing myself to the 52 Week Hike Challenge. I love love love hiking and I’m always up for a good challenge so this is perfect. I am ecstatic knowing that I WILL always be out on at least one hike per week for the whole year. I took it one step further…