Hiking trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, USA

Hiking trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, USA

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Returning to the jaw dropping Sawtooths | Idaho

Returning to the jaw dropping Sawtooths | Idaho

Returning to the jaw dropping Sawtooths | Idaho
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Hiking in Wisconsin’s Ahnapee State Trail

 

The Ahnapee State Trail takes you from Lake Michigan’s rocky shore to rolling farm fields and orchards.   Traversing 48 miles through Door and Kewwaunee Counties, the Ahnapee State Trail is a delightful combination of old and new….. a rejuvenated, newly surfaced rail bed leading to adventure along the Wisconsin “thumb.”  The Northern 18 miles of the trail follows the  winding  Ahnapee river from Algoma to Sturgeon Bay.  This is the original part of the trail that now excludes extensions into both cities.
Another new wrinkle added in 1997 was a 9 mile extension south and west from Algoma to Casco.  You can watch the Great Lakes freighters manuever the Sturgeon Bay ship canal, see the fishing boats slip through the early morning mist of the Algom breakwater or just enjoy the woods and wildflowers on the inland roll to Casco Junction.

S Neenah Ave – Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Information: 920-746-9959

Nippersink Canoe Trail – McHenry, IL

With 23 miles of flowing waterway, Nippersink Creek is the largest tributary to the Fox River.

Nippersink Canoe Trail

 

Paddle through restored prairies and wetlands that offer plenty of sunshine and expansive vistas. Look down into the clear waters to catch glimpses of any one of 40+ species of fish that travel through; and watch and listen for birds of all kinds, especially Red-winged blackbirds who perch on the plant stalks near the banks, or swallows that skim over the water catching bugs. Great blue herons and white egrets are plentiful while kingfishers may be spied nearby. Grassland birds like bobolinks and dicksissels hide in the prairie but if you listen closely you may hear their bubbling and buzzing calls. Muskrats are common but Nippersink Creek is also home to beavers, as well as reports of river otters.

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Nippersink Creek is a wilderness getaway that provides excellent wildlife watching AND… It is never the same ride twice, so be sure to return often and in different seasons.

 

Nippersink Canoe Trail

 

 

 

Foto Friday – Red Rocks of South Dakota

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South Dakota’s deposits of Sioux Quartzite are red and sometimes pink in color and estimated to be two billion years old.  Almost half the life of the planet itself.

Some of the quartzite, particularly in the southeast side of the state can contain a soft rare mineral called catlinite and is used by the native americans for making caluments, more commonly called peace pipes.