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New Fane and Greenbush Fat Biking

I got a chance to explore a couple of Wisconsin mountain biking trails on my fat bike today. All told, I did about 16 miles of single track between New Fane and Greenbush. I will say the rocky kettles of Greenbush had me wishing for a suspension fork!

A little guy I found along the New Fane trail.

Tree down at Greenbush. Perfect time for a photo break.

Lots if leaves at new fane

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Got a little mud on the tires.

Sapphire Point Hike

This was our first hike in Colorado. We picked one of the easiest in Summit County. The Sapphire Point trail is a simple loop trail that is less than a mile, but provides some amazing views of the Dillon reservoir and the surrounding mountains. The kids loved this easy hike, and it was a great way to start our Colorado hiking as we would find out that night that Nikki was suffering from altitude sickness.

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The Sapphire Point Trail

I took my DJI phantom up for a spin after the hike and discovered some beautiful, winding bike paths and roads. Seeing a place from the sky allows you to appreciate it’s beauty all over again!

Parnell Tower Hike

Got to go on a hike with Teva this afternoon at Parnell Tower. We hiked the 3.5 mile loop and stopped and snapped a few photos as well. Part of this trail merges with the Ice Age Trail. I’d love to come back here and backpack this part of the trail. The area is actually quite hilly (for wisconsin) so we got in a good workout. We didn’t actually go to the top of the Tower (I’m not much on towers) and since the kids weren’t along (they love towers) I didn’t have much motivation too 🙂

Governor Dodge State Park (Part 1): Night Photos

A couple of weeks ago I got to go to a brand new (to me) state park and camp. The night was crisp and clear so I got in some night photography before crashing in the tent with my wife and two boys. We played with some light painting using a stick from the fire. Sometimes the simplest setups are the most fun.

Camping at Kohler Andrea this past weekend

I’ve definitely been enjoying taking my family on more adventures this spring. This past weekend we headed to Kohler Andrae State Park. It’s a short drive from Port Washington and offers Lake Michigan sand dunes and unique forest that are especially diverse because of the lake’s natural cooling effects. We felt the effects of this “natural air conditioning” as well. With temperatures dipping into the low 30’s, it barely felt like spring, but we had a great time none the less.

The lake also brought along a lot of fog our first night. It almost felt like being in the PNW with the damp air and tall pines. The fog made for some really great photos of the trees, like the one above.

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Two fires. One in the sky and one at camp.

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Enjoying the last bites of supper as the sun sets.

 

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Warming up with some oatmeal in the morning.

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Hanging out in the forest. I’ve really seen my kids blossom into nature lovers this spring.