On a gorgeous and comfortable Tuesday evening, six hikers enjoyed a hike on the West Bend Segment of the Ice Age Trail.
However, for a moment, we felt we might be hiking all by ourselves. In fact, Embry found a stump a safe distance from the road and waved at people to "invite them."
Once our guests arrived, we trekked through a more open are lush with wildflowers before entering the woods to bop blazes, build structures, and search for critters.
We even stopped for some trail art using one of our favorite outdoor tools.
After an up and down (literally) walk through the woods, we ended up at Silver Creek. We watched some fish swim through the shallow waters before stopping for a snack.
On the way back, we found some toads and fungi and worked on more structures. However most of the walk back was led by the creativity of the children. They played a few imagination games. The kids took turn being the mammoth and chasing other animals. I didn't have the heart to tell them mammoths weren't predators. They also took the roles of characters from the wildlife show Kratts Creatures.
While the older children played together, Oakley even seized the opportunity to practice being a Tyke Hike leader. It was another great hike on the Ice Age Trail.