David Johnson's Travel Blog
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05/14  It's peanut butter jelly time
05/15  Military Ridge
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05/17  Geologists fed me watermelon
05/18  Big Rocks
05/19  The sneaky hills
05/20  Go and Stop
05/21  Whole lot of bluffs
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05/22  Smells like the North Woods
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05/25  Solitude and Dragonflies
05/28  Big timber
05/29  Not too proud to push
05/30  Stupid four-wheeler driving losers
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05/31  There be dragons here
06/02  Duluth
06/03  Cruisin' the coast
06/04  I am so biking through the North Woods in a cold rain!
06/05  International Wolf Center
06/06  Finally heading west
06/09  Home on the Iron Range
06/10  Rain and loons
06/11  West of the Mississippi...I think
06/12  No more forest
06/13  "Thank you for not wearing spandex"
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06/16  Flat
06/17  Ticks, rain and work
06/18  Wind
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06/20  Perfectly centered
06/23  Peace and Turtles
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06/25  Push up, roll down, repeat
06/26  Rain Delays
06/27  I must be getting "west"
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07/03  Duct tape, hose clamp and a big iron bar
07/04  The Enchanted Highway
07/06  Something good comes of the rain
07/07  "Do not feed the prairie dogs"
07/08  Biking with bison
07/10  Yellowstone River Valley
07/11  A scarcity of roads
07/15  Tongue River Road
07/16  Reservations
07/17  A short unremarkable day
07/21  "I'm done when I'm done"
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Military Ridge


I crawled out of my cold tent to the gobbling of turkeys. Rested up, it was time to hit the trail again.

I continued north on the Badger Trail until about Paoli. From there I took back roads into Verona where I gained access to the Military Ridge trail.

Military Ridge is another good trail, especially if you like birds. The trail knifes across wetlands before slowly angling up into the "mounds".

I debated touring Cave of the Mounds. I've been there a few times in the past. But when the Military Ridge trail reached the cave's proximity there was no off-ramp. Just trees and trees and trees. Made my decision easier.

Lunch was served at The Buzz Inn in Barneveld. I ordered their signature burger. The waitress must have then called a local farmer who raised up a steer and butchered it before shipping the meat back via pack mule to be cooked over a bic lighter. It tasted good, but after the wait a dead skunk would have tasted good.

Eventually I left the trail behind and took roads north into Spring Green. This was mostly downhill. By this point I'd done about 50 miles in 8 hours. Yes, pitiful, but it gets worse: once in Spring Green I took one look at the hills leading up and away from the river bottom and thought, "no."

So I'm in a hotel. I might be here for a couple of days because I need to be able to work Monday and unless I short-circuit my route I doubt if I can make it to another hotel before then. Besides, there are some things to see here.

wetlands goose

a Mt Horeb troll

chasing a turkey down the Military Ridge trail

dropping toward the Wisconsin River

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