YOLO: The Wild Waterfalls of Northern Iron County, Wisconsin

This isn’t meant to be a political post. Over the course of the past year, news from Iron County has inundated my Facebook feed via a flurry of political, economic and environmental posts. The posts were often triggered by a proposed mine that may or may not ever happen. But buried within the posts were…… Continue reading YOLO: The Wild Waterfalls of Northern Iron County, Wisconsin

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Bucketlist and an unusual but special tree

This past fall I had the opportunity to check another item off of my bucket list. For years, I have wanted to visit the Witch Tree. The tree, which is also called Manidoo-giizhikens, or Little Cedar Tree, is located near the Canadian border. The area where the tree sits was once open to visitors, allowing…… Continue reading Bucketlist and an unusual but special tree

Life on Moon Lake: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

(This is an oldie but one I was reminded of this past week while enjoying a few moments of solitude on Moon Lake during my final kayak ride of the season.) The silence is deafening. This past week the last of the snowbirds closed up their cabin and headed south with the migrating geese. The…… Continue reading Life on Moon Lake: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly