Hiking Brady's Bluff in Perot State Park Wisconsin - Falls Colors and Upper Mississippi Views
Hiking a New State Park (for the kids)
We decided to load the kids up in the car, and go on a nice long early morning drive to a state park to hike some bluffs and see those fall colors on the River. After buying a WI pass a few weeks ago, we decided to get some more use out of it and drive to another state park. WI is quite silly and sells passes to all thier parks based on the calendar year. Most other states sell a 12 month pass from the date purchased. So, since we bought late in the year, we feel compelled to drive around and use it. I am sure we will spend more in gas to get here than we could ever save!!!
Here is the map of the park and were we started. Look for the Tiny Red star. This pic of the map was actually intended just to help incase we needed direction while on the trail.
Brady's Bluffs Trail
We decided to hike Brady's Bluff trail. We have see this peak from the road before, and the tiny shelter up top. I hiked this years ago before we had kids. We don't think we ever had the kids here, unless they were in backpack carriers.
Our original plan was to hike two trails or more and then head home. So off we set on the tail. Honestly, not much for photos until we got about the red circle on the outside of Brady's Bluff on the map. Here is shot from the lower section.
First Switch Back
Views from the Top
Back Track or push forward for a big loop?
We decided to follow the trail down towards the boat landing and walk along the water back to the car. Now, this hike is a steep uphill climb, but not that hard. I had already went for a run this morning, and a painful one at that. I twas the slowest I have run in months. My legs and cardio were just lead. I really struggled on the hill and was lagging behind instead of leading and having to wait like usual. When the kids asked to beg off the second trail, I was certainly happy my Mrs. Senstless said sure, we could go home early!!
Picture from the boat landing
Rest of the Day - Fixed a Cybex 630A Arc Trainer
The rest of the day was spent running errands and finally figuring out how to replace the batter on a Cybex 630A Arc trainer we bought at an auction last year when the gym was closing. The trainer still worked, but would no longer incline. Considering it lives in the garage, was neglected for 8 months, and last Feb got down to -30F I was pretty sure a new batter would do wonders.
I was able to google enough to find out where it was, removed the cover, circuit board, and bracket to find out what I needed. The local store didn't have the exact match, but had the same batter in a higher amp hour. So for $40 I had the battery back home and was putting it back together. I am not all set to get in shape before the holidays.
was hoping to get fishing again, but it was better to get the project wrapped up and the machine fixed. Now I can use it when I want. The boat goes in tomorrow morning for storage and I will have a garage to clean and store the summer toys.
Hope you all had a great day!!