• April 22, 2024, Donald Park, Dane County Parks

  • April 1, 2024 Gov Nelson State Park

  • March 18, 2024 Lake Kegonsa State Park

  • March 11, 2024 Halfway Prairie Wildlife Area

  • March 4, 2024 McCarthy Youth Conservation Park - Cottage Grove

  • February 26, 2024 Badfish Wildlife Area

  • February 19, 2024 Upper Yahara River

  • February 12, 2024 Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park

  • January 22, 2024 Cambridge

  • January 15, 2024 -7 degrees at start of hike!

  • January 8, 2024

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2023 Hikes



Apr 22, 2024

It's the one you've all been waiting for - the Monday EARTH DAY hike. This week we'll be exploring the spectacular 775 acre Donald County Park. Parking at 1945 Wisconsin Hwy 92. Be ready for intriguing rock outcroppings, scenic vistas, and bubbling springs. This one won't disappoint
Start:
10:02:41
End:
11:40:36
Leader:
Glenn G

Apr 15, 2024

A spring favorite - Ice Age Trail - Montrose Segment. Parking at intersection of Frenchtown and Piller Roads. An official tax day outing sure to delight hikers of all ages.
Start:
10:04:31
End:
11:37:14
Leader:
Glenn G

Apr 08, 2024

While the viewing conditions for the are still questionable, the weather for a hike is pretty good. Let's try the arboretum haven't been there in a bit early spring but things might be coming up meeting at the mckay center hike on grassy paths, to lost city and probably skunk cabbage Pond
Start:
10a
End:
1145a
Leader:
Tomh

Apr 01, 2024

In honor of our reknown former governor we'll be hiking in his state park. Meet at the main parking lot Gov Nelson State Park by the entry building. We might even try to garner some Holy Wisdom on the way. NOTE: WEATHER IS DUBIOUS. CHECK BACK MONDAY AM. I WILL POST DEFINITIVELY IF HIKE IS ON OR OFF BY 9
Start:
10:04:36
End:
11:38:25
Leader:
Glenn G

Mar 18, 2024

Lake kegonsa State Park including the new short partial section of the lower Yahara River trail that was built and is currently open. Meet the main parking lot near the entrance ranger station .
Start:
10
End:
1150a
Leader:
Tomh

Mar 11, 2024

Lace up your boots and hoist up your britches for a spring classic that's sure to delight young and old alike. We'll be hiking the Halfway Prairie Wildlfie Area across from Indian Lake County Park. Spectacular vistas of woods and corn fields abound while you find harmony with nature. Meet at the Halfway Prairie parking lot by the old stone house. BE PREPARED FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE HIKING EXPERIENCE.
Start:
10:04:46
End:
11:31:17
Leader:
Glenn G

Mar 04, 2024

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE. Hiking McCarthy Youth Conservation Park -- 4841 Co Hwy TT - Cottage Grove. A spring favorite with spectacular nondescript views of dry grass.
Start:
10:03
End:
11:37:16
Leader:
Glenn G

Feb 26, 2024

Return to BADfish Wildlife Area. Back by popular demand. Park in lot on Danks Rd. 381 Danks Rd., Stoghton will get you very close. Hiked it Friday. Guaranteed no mud..
Start:
10;02
End:
11:37
Leader:
GlennG

Feb 19, 2024

The board of directors has recommended a paved trail to avoid " crazy muddliness" Upper Yahara River trail start from in DeForest, Wisconsin trail parking lot on corner of Windsor Rd and Bellflower drive. It's a little bit further to drive fr West side, bonus, no mud
Start:
10a
End:
1205p
Leader:
Tomh

Feb 12, 2024

Cherokee Marsh conservation Park North. Start from the parking lot at the absolute end of Sherman avenue. 6098 N Sherman ave
Start:
10a
End:
1155a
Leader:
Tomh

Feb 05, 2024

Viking Park Stoughton. Lower Yahara River Trail. Meet parking lot corner of B and N directly across from county highway garage. Trail is wet but predominantly packed gravel.trail was pretty firm on Sunday morning so assume Monday morning won't be significantly different .
Start:
10a
End:
1145a
Leader:
Tomh

Jan 29, 2024

Ice age junction trail parking lot 7701 McKee road. We can walk towards Verona or towards UW Ridge TBD maybe the sun will put it in appearance
Start:
10a
End:
1205p
Leader:
Tomh

Jan 22, 2024

Cambridge to Rockdale along the creek. Meet at camrock walking parking lot on West water Street akapq just across the river. Walking snowshoeing skiing or fat bike. Any one of those modes will work. Just dandy trees. Have a lot of snow in them yet. It's really quite lovely. It's a beautiful Wisconsin winter scene with good protection from any wind that might happen
Start:
10a
End:
1205p
Leader:
Tomh

Jan 15, 2024

Badger State trail from Purcell road towards Paoli. Purcell road badger State trail/Ice age trail/ Southwest commuter trail. Purcell and sayles trail. Cold day hike. Maybe wind protection, snow shoes, skis or whatever trail is packed from snowmobiles.
Start:
10
End:
1145
Leader:
Tomh

Jan 08, 2024

Let's do Hook Lake Wildlife Area again. We'll use the trailhead near corner of Schneider and Hawkinson. Put in 2073 Hawkinson in Oregon to get close. Parking lot small. Some may need to park on Hawkiinson
Start:
10:03
End:
11:39
Leader:
Glenn G



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