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.
Date: February 20, 2016
Distance: 24K /14.9 miles
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.
February 24, 2016
This year has been a low-snow year in Madison so far. The little we have has been beaten and battered by sunshine and rain, so today I decided to check out conditions at Mirror Lake State Park near Wisconsin Dells.
January 17, 2016
Like bikes, hills and beer? Do I have the ride for you. The Tyranena Oktoberfest Bike Ride is held the first Saturday in October at the Tyranena Brewing Co. in Lake Mills, WI.
October in Wisconsin sounds chilly, you say? Well bring your gloves because that’s often the case when it comes to this event.
October 10, 2015
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:
September 27, 2015