So instead I walked the Doughboy Trail which is a little over a mile but felt much longer since I am so out of shape. Once I crossed the Bad River (that's the name, I swear!) there was a steep set of stairs to climb and they threatened to beat me but I persisted.
I've even had an opportunity to walk a few steps on the Ice Age Trail this season, including revisiting Table Bluff near Cross Plains, Wisconsin.
It was too early for the flower show that will unfold in the summer, but I did spy a nesting pair of Sandhill Cranes. I was pretty happy with that and after a half hour walking around I hit the road again.
And the night before last I camped at Potawatomi State Park and wandered onto the Ice Age Trail there which is the Eastern Terminus for the statewide trail.
Only a few campers at the campground but I didn't wont for company as hordes of mosquitoes were around to chase me. They were gone in the morning when the temperatures dropped, but my tent was wet so it wasn't a fantastic trade-off! On top of that I must add a warning to those interested in the REI Half Dome 2 tent. It was a pain to set up even though it is small, and even harder to take down with a cross bar at the top that the rain fly fit too tightly and I had to struggle with for at least five minutes in the cold. If I had a scissors I might have cut it off so I guess that was a good thing. Ah, well, not every day in Door County is perfect! Luckily REI is willing to take it back for a full refund and I will just go back to last year's tent.
The pictures in this post were taken with my Canon DSLR which I'm trying to reacquaint myself with as it takes much nicer pictures than the iPhone. I thought I lost the battery and charger and wouldn't you know it I found them in my laptop bag just yesterday after I already replaced them. I also finally replaced my camera backpack with the Lowepro Flipside Trek AW250 and it is much too small (crazy small for a bag that costs $150!) so back it goes as well. Speaking of things found, the police found my camera, I don't know if I mentioned that on the blog before. They called a few months back with the news but asked to keep it for the investigation and I had no problem with that as I had already replaced it. It showed up at a pawn shop and I don't know if they backtracked it to find out who originally took it and probably never will I would imagine.