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Wilson Pond Hike ~ May 4, 2017

Journal entry by Lenore Reber



Spring is just arriving at the Blue Mountain Lake region, wildflowers sparkling along the trail, trees barely leafing out, and black flies hardly noticeable. We enjoyed the partly cloudy skies and great shirt sleeve hiking temperature. Bushwhacks around muddy spots, three ponds, and multiple stream crossings added interest and challenge to the trail, which took us gradually took us over a ridge to Wilson Pond. We lunched on a huge rock overlooking the pond, delighted by the peacefulness, the loons and merganzers. Someone suggested a nap, but instead we made a good return to the cars since we had already practiced stream crossings and mud avoidance, and the way was mostly down hill. Thank you to Donna and Dana, Donna and Peter, Diane and Kurt, Linda, Fran and a welcome to Susie for joining me on this 6 1/2 mile hike with 800 feet elevation gain.

5/5/17 - Lenore Reber added 1 photo. 5/5/17 - Lenore Reber added 22 photos. 5/5/17 - Diane Wisell added 5 photos.

28 photos



Wilson Pond at last - added by Lenore



Oh dear, deer fur and scat - added by Lenore



Grassy Pond, first of four. - added by Lenore



Zig zag and corduroy crossing - added by Lenore



A rocky pond - added by Lenore



A rocky crossing - added by Lenore



Beaver dam and parallel log crossing - added by Lenore



Peter at the spring - added by Lenore



A pastry fungus - added by Lenore



a photo collage - added by Lenore



Mossy rocks and bare trees - added by Lenore



Another crossing and no wet feet yet! - added by Lenore



Here's looking at you puff balls - added by Lenore



Dana and Donna caught by the hobble bush - added by Lenore



Choose your own crossing over rushing stream - added by Lenore



The Donnas rooting up hill - added by Lenore



Diane wonders-will Kurt turn into a prince if he kisses the frog fungus! - added by Lenore



Dog tooth violets - added by Lenore



Last crossing, first time through - added by Lenore



Lovely lunch spot - added by Lenore



Wilson Pond lunch - added by Lenore



Lean to with a view - added by Lenore



Unfurling ferns, a sign of spring - added by Lenore



The Long and the Short of crossing Rock River - added by Diane



Fungus on fungus on fungus! - added by Diane



Lovely old green, mossy forest - added by Diane



HVSF. Ray, we missed you as much as you missed us, so here's one for you. Hope your potatoes are all in! - added by Diane



Hobble Brush flowers nearly all white after their pale green emergence from buds - added by Diane



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