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Canthook Lake: My Happy Place in Northern Wisconsin

Canthook Lake: My Happy Place in Northern Wisconsin

The shore and neighboring woods of Canthook Lake near Iron River represent a happy place for me. I was blessed to visit here for long weekends when I was a kid through a program with the Boy Scouts.  Our scout leader Lee Getschow owned at the time a six hundred acre...
Welcome to the Great State of Wisconsin

Welcome to the Great State of Wisconsin

“Welcome to the great state of Wisconsin” I call out from the driver’s seat of our family roadster each time we cross over the state line from Illinois to Wisconsin. Generally met with a cry of “Woohoo” but often followed by an “Are we...
Take a Selfie with Wisconsin

Take a Selfie with Wisconsin

Let’s admit it, sometimes we need a mission, a goal, or a surprise to coax the young ones to go hiking.  A geocache is usually a great carrot to get our family motivated. Once we are out exploring the geocache often becomes secondary to the adventure once the kids get...