On January 26, 2013, I ventured out to the Plover River segment of the Ice Age Trail near Aniwa, WI. It was an awe-inspiring experience just to be out there. It was so peaceful to get away from the hubbub of life in Wausau and experience this.
I love breaking a trail through new fallen snow in the quiet stillness of winter. The peace is there. It is my hope that you feel just as moved by these images as I was when took them. It was a great day just to put on my snowshoes and take a walk through the woodlands of eastern Marathon County. We are really blessed in living here with so much so near and four seasons to boot.
I will be out on the trail somewhere this weekend.
The rock seen here was one that I encountered while working with Will Sanford on a clean-up crew from the Marathon County Chapter back in 1996 on the Ringle segment near the landfill just north of the Mountain- Bay State Trail. We laughed at it because it was right in the way of the trail.
It is an erratic moved into position by the last Ice age glacier. As such, we were not even going to try to remove it. It is a part of the trail in Marathon County.