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An enjoyable fall hike

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

On Saturday, we hiked Trail 2 at Brown County State Park. We had hiked this trail once before. It’s a moderate 2-mile loop. I enjoyed the sign at the trailhead with lots of data about the trail.

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The trail features numerous rock bridges, stairs, and other structures.

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We walked past some of the cabins, which are available for rental. We noticed they had a whole lot of windows. They looked like a fun place to spend a weekend. If we didn’t live so close, we would consider staying in a cabin like these.

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This bridge seems funny now, with the creek completely dry from the drought. Even when it is running, I’m sure it’s a small stream.

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As you can see, Rob was enjoying himself thoroughly!

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As were the bipeds.

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The trail winds through a ravine for a while.

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And eventually you reach the North Observation Tower. We didn’t go up in the tower, although we have been in it before.

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It was an incredibly beautiful day, and we especially enjoyed looking up at the beautiful blue sky through the remaining foliage.

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At one point, Rob insisted that I take his photo. He is a photogenic dog, I have to admit.

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These stone steps led back up to the Abe Martin Lodge area, where we had started.

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It was a perfect day to be out hiking, and we all enjoyed going for a walk through the woods together. Not every outing has to be epic.

The traffic at Brown County has already died off significantly. Once the leaves are past their peak, you’ll find a lot fewer people in the park. That just leaves more room for the rest of us.

2 Responses to “An enjoyable fall hike”

  1. Steve A Says:

    A nearby cabin can be even more fun than one that’s far away. In our RV, some of the funnest trips had the shortest drives.

  2. Jon Grinder Says:

    I agree with Steve. I have been known to drive the 60 miles up to the Stanley Hotel and spend a night just because the old place is so cool. (It’s where Kubrick filmed The Shining.)

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