Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tyke Hike #8 - Lapham Peak

As anyone living in the Badger State knows, Wisconsin weather is consistently inconsistent. So, a few months back, when I started scheduling Tyke Hikes for 2015, I knew it would be a gamble to start in February. And as the minutes crept past the start time of our scheduled hike this morning, I had a feeling my gamble wouldn't pay off at all. However, just as my wife, daughter, and fellow volunteer, Kevin, were about to set off on our own, a car pulled up and a tyke emerged from the back seat. Tyke Hike season had officially begun!

With subzero temperatures throughout the week, a 30 degree morning seemed down right balmy for the 7 hikers who ventured out on the Plantation Path trail at Lapham Peak. The usual Tyke Hike crew was joined by a forest ranger from Bigfoot Beach and her family. Together, the five adults and two-some of toddlers enjoyed checking out pine cones, throwing snowballs, and greeting the many four-legged friends out and about this morning.

In just a  month, Tyke Hikes will resume on the first day of spring, the vernal equinox. We will   explore the Monches segment and learn more about the Ice Age Trail and how the world around us wakes up and gets ready for the warmer weather. Please consider joining us!

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