I am blessed to live so close to such a wonderful hiking trail known as the Ice Age Trail.  The thousand-mile footpath highlights some of Wisconsin’s most scenic landscapes and helps tell the story of the last Ice Age by showcasing some of Wisconsin’s unique glacial features.  Located entirely within the state, the trail is one of only 11 National Scenic Trails.  At this time, about 600 miles of the trail are complete with yellow path markers, with another 500 or so unmarked connecting routes.  When finished, the trail will be around 1200 miles long.

This part of the path is in the Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit in southeast Wisconsin near Delafield.   My intention for the day was just to enjoy a nice 5-6 mile hike.  But of course, I did bring my camera and tripod – don’t leave home without it!  This photo is only one of two shots I took the entire day because of the weather.  It was cold, very windy, with a mix of rain, sleet, and snow flurries.  Yes, sleet and snow!  It’s May 14th!  Sigh.  Summer will be here soon.  At least that is what I keep telling myself.

Day 227 of my 365 photo a day project.

Ice Age Trail Near Lapham Peak

Ice Age Trail Near Lapham Peak

If you are looking for art for your home or office or something to spice up your digital desktop, this image and most of the others from this project are available as prints and digital downloads.  You can also check out the rest of my portfolio here.