Sunday, May 31, 2015

Thru-Hike Encounter

Charlie and I took a scenic drive through rolling countryside and bright blue skies, heading toward the Grandfather Falls Segment of the Ice Age Trail today.

It was a perfectly iconic summer day with mild temps, puffy white clouds and the bluest of blue skies. The trees were leafed out to their fullest and they were waving to us as the breeze blew through their canopy.

Birds were chirping, butterflies were floating and bees were buzzing; I wish I could live in this moment forever!

As we pulled into the parking area for the trail head, there were 2 people looking at the Ice Age Trail kiosk with trail maps. I hopped out and said "hi." They wanted to meet Charlie and then proceeded to ask a few questions about this segment of the trail, which I was more than happy to help with since Charlie and I are almost "experts" on this area. One was a thru-hiker and the other was her "trail helper" and they were mapping out the next leg of her journey - very cool!

After saying goodbye we headed up the trail and had a fun hour-and-a-half of hiking adventure along the Wisconsin River. It was a good day for a hike!