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Northern Wisconsin October 2015

We headed north to visit Steven and Sarah’s new cabin north of Mercer, WI and to see fall colors and to fly our new DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter drone.  We visited several state and federal campgrounds and took some great hikes.


Firefly Lake CG Mon 12-Oct-2015

After buttoning up Steven's cabin for the winter, we headed south on US 51 to the Northern Highland American Legion Forest.  Our goal was to find a place to camp there and take a hike before the rain started.  We secured a site at Firefly...more

Return to the Cabin in the Woods Sun 11-Oct-2015

We returned to Steven and Sarah's cabin near Mercer to spend two nights.  Steven, Wyatt, and Clay came up on Sunday, arriving around noon.  We had a pizza lunch on their picnic table overlooking the water.  It was a gorgeous, 79-degree d...more

Two Lakes Campground Sat 10-Oct-2015

A few more words about Two Lakes NFS CG.  We took a walk around the closed sections this morning and were reminded that this is one of the nicest campgrounds we have visited.  Most of the sites have a lake view and are big.  Huge oaks an...more

Morgan Falls Fri 9-Oct-2015

The day was sunny with clouds rolling in and out. We found a trailhead to Morgan Falls and St. Peter's Dome off the Ashland-Bayfield Road — a dirt road that runs between County Roads GG and E.  The 4 mile hike to the dome and back wit...more

East Twin Lake CG Wed 7-Oct-2015

After a morning hike around the falls in Copper Falls State Park, we headed south and west to the Flambeau River State Forest, but we never made it there. First we stopped for a hike on the Pekonee Wilderness ski trails.  Our 2+ mile ...more

Copper Falls State Park, WI Mon 5-Oct-2015

On Monday, after dropping off our U-Haul in Hurley, we headed south and west to Copper Falls State Park. We found a great site just above the Bad River, ate lunch, napped, and headed out for the “signature hike” of the park — a 2.5...more

Cabin in the Woods Sat 3-Oct-2015

Steven and Sarah have bought a great little cabin in the woods near Mercer, WI.  It's on a point on Long Lake.  The cabin is small, but has room for 8 to sleep, and very clean and tidy. After our trip up on Saturday (about 4 hours), we...more

Madison WI Fri 2-Oct-2015

Steven and Sarah have a new cabin in northern Wisconsin and need a few things for it, so we rented a small U-Haul trailer and headed to Madison today.   The trailer was packed with bunk beds and mattresses and bedding for them, a ...more



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