Greetings from the North North Woods of Wisconsin.
It has been a while. My last letter to you was June 20th. In the meantime I have been either busy having fun or in locations were the cell service is poor or non-existent.
This morning while doing laundry I sat in a little kids' chair using the wifi there to check email and do some shopping. Not smart to use a public WIFI for shopping. I will have to change some of my passwords the next time I have a secure connection. Maybe at my sister's house on a visit to her in Rhinelander. It is about a 40 minute drive from camp to her house.
When last I wrote I was in Chippewa Falls about to connect with my friends, John and Sandy from the Waukesha area. We became friends when I volunteers for Waukesha Literacy and Sandy worked there in the 1990s.
We had a great time. And our time there was too short. There was so much more to explore.
With over 236,000 acres and more than 900 lakes within its boundaries, the Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest provides wonderfully scenic opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreation from wild and remote campsites accessible only by boat, to developed family and group campgrounds, beaches, boat launches and trails. The forest is spread across three counties near the towns of Woodruff, Minocqua and Boulder Junction.
- The forest is huge!
- There are over 900 lakes within this forest and some creeks and rivers too. The kayaking opportunities and swimming options are great and varied. Also many of those lakes are crystal clear.
- The trails going all the way from St. Germain to Melen are paved, winding, and hilly.
- There are over 15 campgrounds that you can drive into. There are many many more scattered on hiking trails and along the banks of the lakes that are only accessible by boat or on foot.