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Destination of the Day: Hixon Forest hiking

We continue our May trek along Wisconsin’s west coast with a stop high above La Crosse. Hixon Forest’s 800 acres are criss-crossed by 13 miles of trails for hikers and dirt bikers, winding their way up and across several bluffs with great views of the region. I was lucky enough once to come across a […]

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Destination of the Day: Turkey River Mounds

There are many places to get a good view along the Upper Mississippi River, but the easiest ones are the most crowded. This fall, as you are looking for a moderately difficult hike that come with good views and few visitors, consider Turkey River Mounds State Preserve south of Guttenberg, Iowa. The preserve follows a […]

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Getting Out

This was a good week for getting outside. To kick things off, I had a chance to chat and learn from two of the area’s experts on the natural world: Bill Marshall, the sage of the forest, and John Latimer, the man in touch with the seasons and cycles. Thanks to them, this city boy […]

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