Monday, November 3, 2014

A Look Back to Plan Ahead

It's always important to look back. For me, looking back is the bast way to plan ahead. I have many exciting opportunities connected to the Ice Age Trail in the future, but before I can really go full speed ahead with those plans, I thought it would be nice to look back.

Boy was I right!

As I looked through my pictures of my trail adventures over the last year, I was brought to the warm summer days with my daughter, the first time I ventured out on my own, and the Tyke Hike sessions I've led. I think of the quick paces to beat the sunset, the early morning treks to beat the heat, and the excitement of every new discovery. I remember encountering some wild animals, other hikers, and the many opportunities to walk with friends and family.  While the past is jam-packed with memories, the future has so many more ready to be cherished.

A picture tells a thousand words, so I have included one of my favorite images from each of the Waukesha/Milwaukee County Chapter segments below.
Stoney Ridge




Lapham Peak (with my favorite co-hiker)


Hartland (autumn)

Hartland (spring)



I am not sure exactly where my hiking adventures will take me, though I am working on a few things right now, including. . .

  • coordinating a Summer Saunters program through my school district for summer 2015.
  • getting dates and locations for next year's Tyke Hikes.
  • organizing a school-wide hike along the Ice Age Trail.
  • writing a non-fiction/fiction hybrid picture book promoting the trail.
I also have some more personal goals for the next year, besides successfully completing all of the aforementioned.

I'd like to. . .
  • complete another county's worth of segments
  • add to my very early edition of an Ice Age Trail poetry book
  • complete a "Walk the Wauk" weekend
So much to hike, so little time. :)  Happy Trails!


  1. Come do Dane with me next year. I've done 4 of the 11 trail segments so far.

  2. We may have to have a hiking day/weekend and knock Dane County out.