Wisconsin Verbs

An active journey through the best state in the U.S.

Wisconsin Hikes: Dane County Indian Lake Park

On a crisp April morning, Lola the labrador and I headed out to Dane County’s Indian Lake Park. This park is a favorite of ours because of the large dog exercise area as well as the beautiful wooded trail section. 

As we neared the parking lot, Lola let out squeals of happiness that are reserved for her most favorite places like dog parks, lakes and the vet. I am training for a hiking trip out west, so I loaded up my backpack with about 30 pounds and we set off for the trails.

Wisconsin Skis: The 2016 Kortelopet 24K

Date: February 20, 2016
Distance: 24K /14.9 miles
Time: 2:23:56.7

Although I had signed up to ski the American Birkebeiner, or Birkie again, as the change cut off approached a month ago it became clear that this was going to be a Kortelopet, aka Korte, year. For a variety of reasons, I knew I wasn’t going to be prepared for a 51K ski race, so the 24k race sounded just right.

Wisconsin Eats: The Best Fried Cheese Curds

Wisconsin eats a lot of cheese — the best of which comes battered and fried. Fried cheese curds can be found on menus across this fine state and many of them are good — but here is my (completely biased) list of the top places to eat fried cheese curds in Wisconsin: