|site 310 was small but farther away from other campers and their fires -|
I only found two ticks on my tent when I took it down, but another on my pants!
If you're considering a stay at Mauthe Lake you'll likely hear the whine of mosquitoes in another few weeks. Loops 1 and 2 are built right on top of marsh with Marsh Marigold and Skunk Cabbage growing between sites. I'll limit my stays here to early spring and early fall, there are other things I'd rather hear than folks slapping mosquitoes while I hide from them in my tent. The shower building is fairly new there though and the water was so hot I had a hard time staying underneath it, that sure doesn't happen often.
While getting photographic evidence of the marshy campground I noticed some Toothwort growing there, too. Hopefully I'll see more over the next week or two when I'm out.
|tiny white toothwort hiding in the "cabbage patch"|
While out this weekend I also heard the wind as it picked up again on Sunday. It was sunny and in the 70's so I was grateful for the wind to help keep me cool as I hiked. I left the forest and headed over to the edge of the nearby town of Kewaskum to hike the 2.1 mile Kewaskum segment. The village of Kewaskum was named after a local Potawatomi chief. Growth was spurred by the coming of the railroad in the late 1800's but it's also a farming community and this past week you could hear tractors in the region, mostly applying herbicide for the coming season.
|John Deere inspired mailbox on Ridge Road in Kewaskum|
Know what else I heard? I was almost done with my hike when I heard a tree come crashing down not that far behind me. If I had lingered anywhere in my hike just a minute of two longer it might have come down in front of me instead of behind me! I'll tell you about what I saw on my hike tomorrow, but for now I'm wondering what you heard this weekend?