On a Sunday in January, after a snowfall the night before, I decided to go out for a hike. Living near this part of the trail I thought I would just go for a walk on this path. What I did not know as I laced my boots up was that I would fall deep deep in love with those yellow trail blazes.When the walk was completed I felt like a fire had been lit inside me. I just had to hike more and follow those yellow blazes.
Five months later I have hike many more miles. The road miles the trail miles, nothing can blow that fire out. I decided I am going to hike the whole thing. It won’t happen all at once but it will happen.
This trail will be one of the loves of my life. It has taught me about myself, the kindness of others and most all the true beauty that we call Wisconsin. I am grateful to this trail and always will be! I am grateful to the people who care for it and love it as much as I do and most of all I am grateful that it has given me a deep appreciation for the state that I have lived in my whole life.
I know the feeling of finishing this journey will be an amazing one but in the meantime I can’t help love each step!