Motorcyclists on the road heading out of Kewaunee
Today’s goal was hiking/running from Kewaunee to Tisch Mills. Luckily, it was a decent day for hiking. It was cloudy/foggy when I headed out from Kewaunee in the morning, so I didn’t get the best look at the Ahnapee State Trail (a rail-trail). Rats, because the section I was on is said to be some of the most scenic rail-trail in the state.

From there, I alternated hiking and running on a long connecting road route to Tisch Mills. A huge group of bikers went past at one point, which was fun to watch. It was pretty hot out today, so Ed bought me a soda somewhere after when the bikers went through. That always hits the spot!

Arriving at Tisch Mills

I found the Tisch Mills segment pretty much the same as during my 2013 thru-hike. The northern section was overgrown and gnarly, while the southern slice was trimmed and quite pretty. Despite the (fun) sign at a creek crossing telling me that wading was safer than walking on the rocks, I walked on the rocks because they were so flat, and the water was calm. But the rocks had lots of moss on them, and sure enough, I slipped and got wet. Ha! Served me right.

Oh – there is now a nice sign on Hwy. B identifying the Tisch Mills segment for eastbound hikers. I remember struggling to figure out where the segment started when I was hiking west-east two years ago. It’s so fun to see how the trail grows and develops from year to year. All in all, a nice trek today from Kewaunee.

Tonight, as with last night, I’m staying at my older sister’s home in De Pere. Sadly, Ed has to go home now to work. So tomorrow, I’ll be on my own.

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