The winter here in Wisconsin just does not want to stop. Last Saturday, I found some time to get out and check out the conditions of the Mountain- Bay State Trail. Unfortunately, I did not have the time to get out there with the bike and start to build my distance. Rail-trails offer a chance to travel more slowly off the highway from community to community while seeing nature at its best of all time. As the webmaster for the Marathon County Friends of the Mountain-Bay State Trail group, I get to promote all this to the public. I also get to do the photography and having a good high resolution DSLR helps.
Late winter storms can be hard on people with the amount of ice, but then ice adds its own sense of art work. Here along the River Edge Walkway and in Oak Island Park in the City of Wausau, WI along the banks of the Wisconsin River,we see what nature has done with trees and shrubbery. Many trees around Wausau were covered with ice on Saturday Morning. People woke up wondering if it really was April 4, or were the calendars wrong when they saw the slippery glass-like coatings on everything. This is nature.