Wednesday, April 29, 2015

SAFL/WR/HCSP Ice Age Trail Photo Post

I'll have a more detailed account of my travels later when I'm not so distracted. For now, enjoy some of the sights I encountered on my hike.

Starting Out by Skunk and Foster Lakes:

Trail continues after a switchback, between two lakes:

First Clearing:

Bridge Onwards!: 

First point where I really needed my map, where the SAFL segment led into road. I would go ahead to the intersection and take a right:

See the Microwave Towers? We'll see those again

Next Trail Segment, starting at the turn in Indian Valley Rd. It was around here that I heard a really freaky noise that sounded like a dying moose mixed with a hound dog baying. For lack of a better classification, I'm declaring it the cry of the Indian Valley Beast.

Microwave Towers! I had to stop and rest here, I overtaxed myself putting ground between myself and the weird noises coming from the farm on indian valley rd.

Bit of bone I saw:

Highway 10! This is where we turned off

And here I am on the other side, end of the SAFL segment, into the Waupaca River segment

Foley Rd

Quarry, just after rejoining the trail off of Foley Rd

Ice Age Trail Cabin where I made lunch:

Running low. I'll need to refill soon!

Waupaca River! One of many spots that would have been easier to reach than the one I actually filtered at...

And now for the longest on-road part of the sections I hiked, Townline Rd.

Ugh. Really?

That only seems to go quickly for the viewers at home. Least pleasant section of trail I had to hike. C'mon treefarm, let the IAT go through your land! Please? :D

Finally Leaving the Road again

Highway 54! Getting Close! To the left is the road which would lead into HCSP by car. The treeline between fields is where the trail runs.

By this point I was so greatful for the soft sandy piney ground I had to take a picture.

Home Stretch! Boy was I hurting! 

Victory Road

Trail to the campgrounds

Freeze-Dried Chicken Dinner!

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