It’s another beautiful day and though it’s very hot and humid we are going on a new adventure. This time we are headed to Merrimac to ride the Ferry across Lake Wisconsin and hike the Ice Age Trail to reach Rock of Gibraltar.
I stopped to put some gas in the van and snapped a photo of Felix and a giant farmer outside the gas station.
Our next stop was in Merrimac where we got out to buy some cold drinks and a snack while we waited for the ferry to arrive from the other side. Once on the ferry, I started snapping photos and realized people were all getting out of their cars and gathering behind the van to see Levi.
I got out to open the doors and let the kids enjoy petting him.
The ferry was getting close to shore so I quickly snapped a few more and prepared to exit.
When we arrived at the Ice Age Trail parking lot, I was already impressed with the flowers surrounding the site.
I didn’t notice when I took the next two pics of Levi that there were sun beams shining right down on him.
We entered the woods and began a very gentle incline. That was going to change as we got further along.
Stacked rocks from previous hikers.
We left the wooded area and found a large meadow with fantastic views. Felix pointed as a plane flew above us.
The trail here leads to a wooded area.
Entering a wooded trail we found relief from the heat and humidity. There were many rock formations along the way.
Levi is always checking out the plants.
More of the trail to the top.
Felix thinks he sees a cave up above.
We reach the top at last. This is the highest point in Columbia County. The “kids” are checking out something new.
This young couple are oblivious to the donkey that is looking upon them.
I dare not get to close to the edge with Felix and Levi so these photos are the best I can take.
We find the sign that tells about The Rock of Gibraltar.
Felix is frustrated because I won’t let him get near to the edge.
We follow the paved trail back down.
Levi stops to grab a bite to eat.
We find that we are in a different parking lot so we take the road back to get to the van.
Heading down V there’s a beautiful valley view.
We finally reach the parking lot and Felix kisses the ground. He is so happy to be back after our 5-6 mile hike.
This hike has been our longest and most challenging so far but it was so worth it. If your ever in the area and enjoy hiking I would highly recommend it.