Weekend ReCAP


1. On Friday after work, I shared a bottle of wine with some friends and watched the sun set over Lake Michigan in Baileys Harbor. Then it was back home for an early bedtime in preparation for my weekend on the Ice Age Trail.

2. I got up early on Saturday morning and headed to Potawatomi State Park in Sturgeon Bay to begin my trek to Algoma. I followed the Ice Age Trail – a footpath that runs through Wisconsin and shows off the state’s landscape formed by glaciers.


3. The trail begins in the park, then takes hikers through the city of Sturgeon Bay. Walking on the side of Duluth Avenue got me some weird looks from people driving by, but it’s a great way to see the city!

4. This looks more like it. After walking past the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park (beautiful), the Ice Age Trail meets up with the Ahnapee State Trail. The Ahnapee State Trail was once an old railroad, and is now used by hikers, cyclists and horseback riders.

5. Made it to Maplewood on Saturday afternoon! That was a relief. I kept going and looked for a place to make camp. The stars were shining, making it a beautiful night to sleep between a cornfield and the trail.

6. The scenery was great on Sunday, with more natural fields and forests. While my feet carried me along the crushed limestone, I reflected upon the essence of man in nature and the nature of man, coming to some startling revelations about modern life and our dependence on technology…just kidding. I mostly looked at the pretty plants.


7. Am I in Algoma yet? I think my feet are going to secede from the rest of my body because I’m subjecting them to all this walking.

8. Made it! I hobbled into Algoma at noon on Sunday, and went directly to the beach and took a nap in the sun.

9. Once I woke up, I went back into town for lunch at Caffé Tlazo. (It was delicious – I highly recommend it.) My co-worker Matt Ledger picked me up on his way back north, putting an end to my great weekend in Door and Kewaunee Counties.