Climbing through the Fall

A more appropriate title would be “Scrambling,” I think.  One of our favorite discoveries here in Wisconsin provides hours of hooligan entertainment, and the hubs and I always enjoy the scramble, as well.

Ledge Park, in the Dodge County Parks system, is apparently a very well kept secret in these parts. We attended a wedding back in August and happened to sit next to an exceptionally nice couple from Mayville, which is the nearest town to the park.  When we mentioned how much we missed discovering a new hike every weekend in Washington, they suggested we check out The Ledges.  So we did…and it’s now our kids’ favorite destination when we’re looking for an outdoor adventure. But no one that I’ve mentioned it to has ever heard of it. If you live near me, you need to go!

Ledges Collage

The park is relatively small, but has a nice campground with a pretty huge play structure, in addition to the hiking trails and, of course, the ledge itself.  The ledge, a rock formation that divides the upper and lower parts of the park, is filled with interesting rock formations that are perfect for even our little ones to climb and explore.

The park is on the edge of Horicon Marsh, which is apparently quite famous for water fowl. I’m sure you can understand that our noise level is so high as we travel, we rarely see wildlife…and we avoid areas where others are trying to enjoy the serenity of nature.

In addition to this little travelogue, I am thrilled with this collage of our photos. If you haven’t tried making a collage with PicMonkey, you’ll be surprised at how simple it is!  It took mere minutes, and the result (as seen above) is high enough quality to insert directly into a blog post.

I often see these collages on various blogs and thought there must be a simple way to make them. I Googled it, and now you don’t have to…just try it out! You only download your finished collage, no application, and there’s no registration involved.

This might (but no promises) be the last fall foliage photos I force you to endure…the winds have been blowing every leaf they possibly can off the trees, so our brilliant colors are but a memory.  What luck that I took so very many photos this fall!

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